Every quarter I file sales tax returns for my clients and let them know what the payment should be.
Then my clients will comment on the amount and complain that they have to make a payment. What they forget is that they, as the business owner don’t pay the sales tax. Their customers pay the sales tax when the item is purchased. The business owner acts as the collection agent.
This gets me thinking…Why should the business owner be a collection agent for the state? There are costs involved in keeping track of the sales tax. Certainly with all of the technology there can be a better way to handle this.
Since the majority of customer use credit/debit cards, the processor could record, collect, route funds and report.
Just a thought…Let me know what you think.
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