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Cash-strapped NY starts enforcing sales tax on sliced bagels
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/business/Bagels-With-a-Slice-of-Tax-101374809.html ^

Posted on 08/24/2010 9:16:32 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

Have you noticed bagel shops tacking on a few more cents to your beloved pumpernickel and cream cheese? Blame Albany.

Bagels – however you slice them – most likely haven't been subject to tax at your favorite neighborhood shop. But, desperate for cash, Albany began enforcing a little known clause in its sales tax code that calls for a tax on sliced bagels or whole bagels consumed at the place of purchase, according to The Wall Street Journal.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bagels; new; york

1 posted on 08/24/2010 9:16:35 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

They’ll tax my toasted sesame seed with a schmear when they pry it out of MCDH ;-)


2 posted on 08/24/2010 9:20:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Sell a whole bagel. Let the customer slice it and hand it back. Then take your right index finger and stick it in Albany’s eye.


3 posted on 08/24/2010 9:20:32 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: ChicagoConservative27

To go...


4 posted on 08/24/2010 9:21:48 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Albany began enforcing a little known clause in its sales tax code that calls for a tax on sliced bagels or whole bagels consumed at the place of purchase..

Always get it to go.

5 posted on 08/24/2010 9:22:51 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“They’ll tax my toasted sesame seed with a schmear when they pry it out of MCDH ;-)”

Careful ... with ObamaCare, you might get your wish ..


6 posted on 08/24/2010 9:23:33 AM PDT by jessduntno (The Grand Old Potty needs to be flushed ... vote Conservative in November.)
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To: tbpiper
Let the customer slice it

word weasels lining up to sue..

7 posted on 08/24/2010 9:23:35 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: tbpiper; ChicagoConservative27

Amen!


8 posted on 08/24/2010 9:23:58 AM PDT by Andrea19
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To: tbpiper

On one hand I’m scratching my head in disbelief, but on the other hand I think about how NY CONTINUOUSLY leans and votes left. Maybe when they wake up and find that they are being taxed on every aspect of their lives right down to their underwear, maybe, just maybe they will see the light.


9 posted on 08/24/2010 9:25:04 AM PDT by a real Sheila (obama has GOT TO GO!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The state will eventually add a value added tax for the incremental processing that was applied to the formerly whole bagel.


10 posted on 08/24/2010 9:28:21 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: ChicagoConservative27

In Lakeland, FL the local governments are sending out people to look for old additions to houses and properties. They then look up in the records to see if a building permit was pulled at the time it was built. If not they go to the homeowner and demand the price of the building permit or they will make them tear it down and rebuild according to current codes.

So, 15 years ago you added 30 ft of fence and didn’t bother to pull a permit to pay Caesar his due. Now you get hit.

And most people don’t know that they require a building permit for damn near anything bigger than a birdbath.


11 posted on 08/24/2010 9:30:19 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: a real Sheila
Maybe when they wake up and find that they are being taxed on every aspect of their lives right down to their underwear, maybe, just maybe they will see the light.

They are already there. And they are still sound asleep in the dark.

12 posted on 08/24/2010 9:32:21 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: a real Sheila

Only if there are holes in the underwear.


13 posted on 08/24/2010 9:47:53 AM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

New York has been asleep for thirty years..the only relief is to move out


14 posted on 08/24/2010 9:50:25 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: muglywump

Remember when Slick Willie took a tax deduction for donating his *used* underwear to charity?


15 posted on 08/24/2010 9:52:49 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: a real Sheila

I live in Western NY, and I no longer buy cigarettes in NY, I buy boat parts online and have them delivered tax free and do much of my consumer electronics purchasing in Delaware when I visit my in-laws. This extends to tires, liquor, any almost anything else that is taxable and that you can stuff into the back of an SUV or trailer.

Yep, raise them taxes higher and higher. Only makes purchasing out of state more attractive.

And form IT-201 askes me to declare all of these things and pay the sales tax on them. Hah, not on your life. Tough to track when you pay in CASH.

The libtards who live in the “downstate corridor” who vote for democRATS have us outnumbered. There are alternatives to those of us who live close enough to the state lines.


16 posted on 08/24/2010 9:58:14 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
That's very interesting. I believe some states actually have a statute of limitations for that sort of thing.

I've even heard of a legal term called "statute of repose" -- which is a much longer duration than a typical statute of limitations (I think it's 10 years in my state) -- that basically protects a previous property owner for any flaws or problems in a property that was transferred to someone else a long time ago. Apparently it often comes up in condominium situations when a developer builds a project, forms a condo association, and then sells off individual units to new owners.

17 posted on 08/24/2010 10:05:32 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: a real Sheila

LOL


18 posted on 08/24/2010 10:05:54 AM PDT by TexasPatriot1 (Legalize the Constitution)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

You should not be able to move to NY unless you have properly filled out, in triplicate, and filed your ID-10-T forms.


19 posted on 08/24/2010 10:09:16 AM PDT by TexasPatriot1 (Legalize the Constitution)
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To: Hojczyk
. . . the only relief is to move out.

But would you want one living next door to you?
20 posted on 08/24/2010 10:39:25 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Let there be a bagel revolt on Albany. Hold a massive rally on the steps of the capitol in Albany and bring lots of sliced bagels and litter the steps with them everywhere.
Add schmear for the extra effect.


21 posted on 08/24/2010 11:07:46 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: Ouderkirk

GOOD FOR YOU!
I’d certainly do the same thing in your shoes!

And how does NY respond to all of this?
RAISE TAX RATES. TAX MORE STUFF!

Freaking idiots!


22 posted on 08/24/2010 11:50:53 AM PDT by a real Sheila (obama has GOT TO GO!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Regardless of what the actual law is on this, the reality is that if you can get away with it, then it is legal.

It’s really just a form of extortion or tribute where the extortionist keeps the demand just below the threshold of where it becomes economically feasible for the victims to fight back.

They send you a letter demanding $100 and you are going to pay it and end the matter. No one is going to fight city hall for that kind of money. Government taxing authorities do putative things like that all the time.


23 posted on 08/24/2010 2:49:52 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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