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Yes, the fees you charge ARE taxable ... HOWEVER, you get to deduct the legitimate expenses of running your business
And on the licensing question? ... Regardless of whether they own or rent a kennel or training facility, Iowa dog trainers are required under current legislation to obtain and maintain a commercial kennel license. In a misconstrued interpretation of a law intended to safeguard animals from the atrocities of commercial breeding facilities, a.k.a. puppy mills, dog trainers and groomers have been lumped into a group of animal care providers which includes boarding facilities, breeders, pet stores, daycare facilities, humane societies and animal rescues. All of these businesses are inspected and licensed under the same set of standards.
Here's a great article on the licensing issue: http://suite101.com/article/dog-training--grooming-in-iowa-require-kennel-license-a316888
Thank you so much. I've tried numerous other sites and not found the information I need!
ou're very welcome: ... you just do a schedule C (along with your regular 1040 tax form) that allows you to list the revenues and expenses of your business.... and it's only the PROFIT for your business that you'll have ton pay tax on
Or you may even have a loss of the first year or so
it will flow to line 12 (business income or loss) o n your personal 1040 tax form
Awesome advice. Thank you! So I'll apply for the sales tax license as well as the commercial kennel license. And hopefully I'll be up and running shortly! I've been kind of at a loss so far, so thank you!
that will do it!
Good luck with it!
You're very welcome
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I can do that :) Thanks!
Thank U so much :)