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Fine. Which form are you filling out for Florida?
I trying to register a business
okay thank you for that information.
Florida Business Tax Application (DR-1)
Have you tried to obtain your NAICS code?
You don't have to do that, but you could if you wanted to list more exactly what you do.
I have a Fed EIN
No, the NAICS code is an industry code that identifies what your business does
Your FEIN is just the social security number for your business.
So you have a royalty based business, what exactly do you do in your own words
okay let me help you locate your NAICS code. Just a moment.
No print, just usage.
I can't find it.
So do you print sheet music, or what exactly do you do. We might just have to go with something similar
Music Publishers is 512230
I license the use of music to broadcast indusrty
So, I would use Music Publishers with a code of 512230 on your application
Enter 512230 as your primary code on item 19b
and in the description write music publisher
If you go to the website of the DOR of Florida there is no option for that catagory
I'm looking at the actual DR-1 form
This information is to be listed on item 19 a &b
I am try to register online
and yes it's been "trying"
I'm looking at the online form now, I was looking at a PDF that you could fill out and mail in
Okay ... if you click "no" to every single thing listed on the first page, it will take you to a second page of options
You can hit "no" on everything ... I didn't see anything that matched your business description.
and the last question on the third page asks you if you wish to voluntarily pay electronically and I marked "yes" on that one.
yes and result will be "you are not responsible for tax'"
Are you a single member LLC?
you must check at least one option to move on.
Or a sole proprietor?
This registration is for business taxes, such as certain taxes levied on particular industries
You don't have to register to pay income tax.
I guess you could say that I am technically selling goods, music, to a show and in term pay usage fees in the form of royalties
but they are not really "goods"
You don't need to file this business tax registration, because your type of business is not regulated to have certain business taxes. You simply have income tax, which you don't have to register for.
Not my accounts view. He said I needed to register the business. Very confusing.
If you have to choose one of the options, choose the retail option
Either that, or just fill out the form and send it in instead of registering online
because the form lets you put the correct industry information in it
You don't want to choose retail, because then you are subject to sales & use tax, which you are not required to pay on your services
Because all of the things that we went through on the online application, is for sales & use tax and is on part B of the form.
You would answer "no" to all of them. If you answer "yes" to one of them then you are telling the state you are subject to sales & use tax, which you are not
That's correct. So is it not possibel to use the online system?
It's not going to let you use it unless you choose one of those options, and that isn't accurate for your business.
Is there anything else I could help you with today?
Yes, you mentioned an area on the form?
Item #19 a &b on page 3 is where you describe your business
You're welcome. I'm sorry that the online form wasn't working for you.
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