“I know I can relax about taxes and won't be messing up my financials."
With her help, I know I can relax about taxes and won’t be messing up my financials. She is a true expert and is up to date with current tax law information. The word that keeps coming to mind when I think about her work is “care”. She is relational, funny, smart, and easy. Learn from Tiffany because she will save you time, money and stress! Plus, you will feel like you have an amazing coach in your corner pushing your business forward.”
Photographer, this course is for you if:
By the end of this short course
Be sales tax compliant AND confident - no more stressing out about what you don’t know, no more fear around sales tax, and no more chance for fines and penalties!
Know exactly how to handle sales tax so you can relax - You’ll know IF you need to register, EXACTLY what to charge, HOW TO track it and HOW TO file and pay for your state and any states, you may travel to.
Have your sales tax organized so you can spend your energy on better things - instead of laying in bed stressing about everything you don’t know about sales tax, worried it's bound to all catch up with you soon. Instead, you can focus on more important things... like getting sleep so you can be bright eyed for your next client shoot.
Here's Everything You'll Learn...
LESSON 01 :
What is Sales Tax
Complete overview of what sales tax is exactly. In this lesson, we’ll cover what sales tax is, why it exists and how it affects your photography business.
Sales tax is not an expense or income - It’s actually a liability and I’ll show you how to account for it properly.
Tracking & filing sales tax can be super simple - Having bookkeeping software like QuickBooks Online will streamline the sales tax tracking and filing for you.
Sales tax only exists at the state level - We’ll go over why sales tax is so important for states and why they want their money.
LESSON 02 :
Sales Tax Compliant
An overview as to why sales tax compliance is so important and how to figure out if you are sales tax compliant in your photography business.
Are you sales tax compliant? - We go over why sales tax compliance is so important.
Every state is different - We go over what you need to know about your state's sales tax laws and how they pertain to your photography business
There are 3 questions to ask yourself - We go over the three questions to ask yourself to find out if you are required to register for sales tax.
LESSON 03 :
Sales Tax Nexus
We go over all details you need to understand about the sales tax nexus. This is an important tax term you should know and feel confident about.
What is sales tax nexus - This can be defined differently from state to state but we go over what you need to know to understand exactly what sales tax nexus is.
How to know if you have sales tax nexus - This is the first step to understanding your state’s sales tax laws.
Sales tax nexus in multiple states - Yup, it’s a thing and it’s important. We’ll go over what you need to know so you are compliant in all states you do business in.
LESSON 04 :
This is a new type of nexus that was created in 2018. This is the second type of nexus that can affect you if ship items into other states.
What is sales economic nexus - We’ll go over everything you need to know so you have a full understanding of economic nexus.
Every state is different - Every state is different and not every state has it. We’ll show you what states have it and what their rules are.
Constantly changing - States are still changing economic nexus. We’ll show you how to keep up and what to do for all the states you do business in.
LESSON 05 :
We start to get into the meat and potatoes of your burning sales tax questions in this lesson. You’ll walk away knowing what is taxable and not taxable in your state or any state you do business in.
Learn how to use our guide - In this lesson we walk you through our BONUS state by state resident states sales tax guide. We’ll cover a few state examples so you get the hang of how to use the guide.
Every state is different - Every state has different rules around what they charge sales tax on. We cover what you need to know for your photography business when it comes to services, physical goods, and digital goods.
Know your state’s sales tax source - Each state has one of two sales tax sources. These dictate what zipcode you use to calculate tax rates. We will go over this in detail so you know what source to use for each state you do business in.
LESSON 06 :
Sales Tax Rates
Sales tax rates are often made of a few different rates based on state, county, and local government. In this lesson we cover what makes up a sale tax rate and how to lookup the rates you should be charging.
Learn how to look up sales tax rates - We show you how to look up the correct sales tax rate.
Learn how QuickBooks Online helps track sales tax - QBO tracks sales tax exactly how it needs to be reported. We cover the specifics in this lesson.
Gain confidence - After this lesson, you will know you are charging and tracking all the correct amounts.
LESSON 07 :
Failure to Register, File, or Pay
There are penalties for not registering, filing or paying. In this lesson we go through everything you need to know.
Learn penalties for each state - We go through what each state may charge for penalties in this lesson.
Amnesty Programs - We touch on how you can use your state's amnesty program to avoid penalties and get compliant.
Take a deep breath - There are options to get compliant and I'll show you what you can do so you can take a deep breath and start to lay out your plan!
In this lesson, we go over all the common mistakes I’ve seen regarding sales tax and I walk you through how to correct them.
Create a master plan - This lesson will help you fix any prior oversights or mistakes and get yourself compliant so you can move forward with sales tax confidence.
If you’ve been charging the wrong amount - We go over how to get this cleaned up and set straight.
If you’ve never filed or paid - We go over all the ways to get yourself compliant and caught up.
Most states have amnesty programs that allow you to get set up & caught up with sales tax without fines or penalties. We cover everything you need to know in this lesson.
Avoid penalties & get compliant - You’ll learn all about amnesty programs so you can leverage your state program to get compliant without penalties.
Deep Dive Into VDA’s - We will cover State Voluntary Disclosure Agreements in detail.
Don’t let the fear of not understanding sales tax laws paralyze you - It’s super easy to connect with the state and make it right, I’ll show you how.
Sales Tax Exemption
There are many transactions you may not be aware of where sales tax does not apply because you are exempt. I'll walk you through what you need to know for your photography business.
Album Orders from photo labs - There’s a special way to handle these so that you’re sales tax-exempt and we cover that in this lesson.
Sales Tax Certificate - We go over what this is and how to obtain yours to provide to vendors to prove your exemption status.
Don’t pay more than you should - You’ll finish this lesson understanding what is exempt and what is not so you don’t pay any sales tax that you don't need to! More money in your pocket? YES PLEASE!
Galleries & CRM's
Another place sales tax needs to be addressed is in your online galleries and CRM’s and we go over them in great detail in this lesson.
Online Galleries - We cover which ones will handle sales tax for you and which do not.
CRMS - We go over things you need to be sure you understand about your CRM and how it handles sales tax so that you stay compliant.
How to evaluate CRM’s & Galleries - If you’re researching CRM’s or Galleries we’ll go over everything to consider in regards to sales tax. This could help you make a final decision with confidence.
Packages & Pricing
How you package and price your services and photography packages can have a direct effect on sales tax. In this lesson we talk through things to consider when setting up yours so that you can streamline your sales tax tracking.
How to structure your packages - We cover how to structure your packages based on your state’s sales tax laws and what services and items you offer your clients.
Keep your pricing compliant - We go over the laws of how you have to have your receipts to clients to stay compliant with your state. There are certain criteria you have to show.
Pretty packages - We go over ways to keep your packages and pricing pretty on your website for clients while keeping your receipts sales tax compliant.
This is a huge item I see clients overlook all the time and I want to break this topic down for you so that you are never caught non-compliant due to an entity change.
How entity changes affect sales tax - We cover how certain changes in your business entity can directly impact your sales tax account and what to do.
Closing out an old sales tax account - We go over what’s needed by most states to close out an old account so that you’re not charged penalties for an inactive account.
New EIN/Tax ID changes everything - I break down what to do if you obtain a new tax id.
Another overlooked item in regards to sales tax is what to do with returns and refunds. We will cover everything you need to know in this lesson.
Refunds - We cover how to process refunds both with a payment processor and how to record them if the original sale had sales tax.
CRMS & Refunds - We go over how various CRM’s handle refunds and sales tax so you are aware and make sure you’re staying compliant.
Don’t pay more than you should - If you’re not processing your refunds properly and reporting them correctly, you may be paying more sales tax than you should be. After this lesson, you’ll understand the process.
Gift Cards & Deposits
Yes, another overlooked area in regards to sales tax is how to treat gift cards and deposits in your photography business. We will go over everything you need to know in this lesson.
Gift Cards - We walk through exactly how to handle gift cards in your business, then we go over how they are affected by sales tax.
Deposits - There are times when deposits are taxable and there are times when they are not. In this lesson, we break it all down for you so you know how to treat them in your photography business.
Retainer Fees, Sitting Fees - We cover all of these types of fees as well in great detail and show you how to treat them when sales tax applies, and when it does not.
When you travel into another state to shoot a session there is a whole new set of sales tax laws that may apply to you. We cover them in great detail in this lesson.
Stay compliant even when you travel to another state or internationally - So many photographers do not realize that shooting in another state opens you up to new sales tax laws. We cover them all in this lesson.
Advertising to travel - If you advertise on your website or elsewhere that you travel into certain states, that may require you to register for sales tax. We cover this for all states inside this lesson.
Is your client a resident - Your client’s residency directly affects the sales tax laws for the state you travel to. We’ll show you how to figure this out for each state.
Sales Tax Guide for Photographers
This guide breaks down the sales tax laws specifically for your resident state (where your business is located) for photographers in each state.
We cover EVERY STATE - We go over everything in detail that you need to know about sales tax in each and every state so that you have a complete understanding of how sales tax affects your photography business.
Resources Galore! - Every page has links to resources used to obtain the tax laws so that you can check them out for yourself!
Find your rate - Every page has a link to look up your tax rates by zip code.
Sales Tax Guide for Photographers
This guide breaks down the sales tax laws for each state you may travel into for business. The laws change when you are from out-of-state shooting in a different state. We go over every state’s laws in this guide.
We cover EVERY STATE - We go over every detail you need to know about sales tax in each state that you may travel to so that you have a complete understanding of how sales tax affects your photography business.
Required Forms ready for you - We have linked to the various forms that states require for those who travel into the state to shoot.
Everything in one place - If you travel to various states, having all states in one easy-to-use guide will make life so much easier!
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Meet Tiffany Bastian
Hey there my photographer friend!
I’m so excited that you’re ready to take the next step and lean into learning more about the financial and tax side of your photography business.
Look, This stuff is not rocket science.
Anyone who WANTS to learn this CAN!
I believe the ole’ “Teach a man to fish and he will be fed for life” rationale AND that knowledge is power! But, many tax professionals use that knowledge to talk over your head and make it all seem super confusing and impossible to grasp - and rarely do they explain anything to you.
That’s not how I roll…
Look, I have an MBA in Accounting and am an IRS Enrolled Agent. My team and I work exclusively with photographers just like you everyday. With this knowledge, I’ll empower you!
It’s my mission to help you understand the financial and tax areas of your Photography business. So, that you can level up!
I’m focused on your success - Let’s GO!
“I just feel so much more empowered."
“Tiffany, in general, has really made a huge impact on my business and my life. I just feel so much more empowered. She really gives you the knowledge to take it all on for yourself so you can understand what you're doing in your business and how to keep striving onward and upward.”
Plus You’ll be Backed by a Risk-Free 14-Day Guarantee
Photographer, I promise that you'll LOVE this course, and you CAN 100% follow each step and apply what you learn to your photography business. But the best thing about it is… you don’t even have to believe me before trying it out, and going through the course to see for yourself.
If you are not 100% satisfied with this digital course after going through each lesson, simply tell us within 14 days and we'll give you a FULL refund.
You have a full two weeks to make sure it’s the right fit for you and your business based on EXPERIENCING it, rather than just taking my word for it. You have nothing to lose and a stronger photography business to gain! Check out our refund details.