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In New Jersey, the sales tax department routinely contacts show promoters about a month before the show date to get the names and addresses of exhibitors. I predict that other states will be quick to follow suit. Promoters who comply are actually doing their exhibitors a service because the tax department will deal with these people by mail, requesting information about missing sales tax reports for previous quarters or to remind those without a sales tax number to apply.

Lacking information from the promoter, tax people appear at shows, complete with hand-held computers and check each vendor to make sure he's current and up to date with his sales tax.

When the tax people find someone at the show hasn't sent in his paperwork, they usually confiscate his vehicle on the spot.

The only alternative to giving up your car is to come up with the cash amount they assign you, plus the penalty, as the probable amount you owe them for sales in a certain period. This number may have nothing to do with reality; it's up to you to prove what you actually did sell, and what you really owe!

A few years ago, in Flemington, N.J. craftsmen set up on a Saturday morning to find the tax people walking around with lists of vendors who had already been checked through their computers.  Two vendors had their vehicles seized and fines imposed, ($3,000 and $5,000.)

A third, who had a New Jersey tax number but hadn't sent in his reports for the last two quarters, was assessed $400 a quarter, and a 10% penalty, ($880.) The assessment was an estimate based on his previous sales until he can prove he had no sales in New Jersey during that time period. He left his teenager at the show and went from one ATM to another until he could withdraw enough money to pay the assessment plus the fine, or he would have lost his vehicle.

Similar happenings in Corning, NY and in Pennsylvania were reported shortly thereafter.

Mail It Certified - Ask for a Return Receipt

PYA!  Protect your assets; you have no proof that you mailed it in unless you mail it certified .

Mail your sales tax reports certified mail, and get a return receipt, especially those for quarters in which you had no sales. You'll have no cancelled check to prove you mailed your quarterly report. There are significant penalties involved if you don't do your paperwork, and are able to prove it.

How would you prove you sent in a report in a quarter in which you sent no payment?

Without a cancelled check you're out of luck, unless you can produce your mailing receipt.

    Write to the following sales tax  offices if you plan to sell your product in these states; allow 6 - 8 weeks minimum, -more in busy season, to receive your application, complete and return it, and receive your tax certificate.

See article below this table of information:



Dept. of Revenue Services

25 Sigourney St

Hartford, CT 06106-5032

Attn: Cy Booth,  C & E Div.

(860) 297-5880 


Massachusetts Dept. of Revenue

100 Cambridge Street

Boston, MA 02204

(617) 887-6367


New Jersey

Division of Revenue Business Svces

NJ Dept. of the Treasury, 

PO Box 308

225 W State St., Trenton, NJ 08625

(609) 292-9292





New York

Taxpayer Assistance Bureau

Bldg. #9, State Campus

Albany, NY 12227

(518) 457-2780

From within NY state: 




Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Dept. of Revenue, Bureau of Business

Trust Fund Taxes

Dept. 280901,

Harrisburg, PA 17128-0901

(717) 772--2340



VT Dept. of Taxes

Business Tax Divistion

109 State St

Montpelier, VT 05601

(808) 828-2551


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