After doing my bi-annual tax check across the country I recently found out that Kansas is the only state in the union refusing nexus style regulations!
I know, it’s crazy, but any items sold in or shipped to Kansas require a sales license and payment of state sales taxes even if it is only $.10. WOW!
For perspective, all other states in the union have “nexus” laws which help determine which businesses are required to pay sales taxes and which aren’t. Simply put if you are a tiny online crafter like myself you aren’t considered large enough to warrant adherence to the local sales tax laws. For example, most states consider $100,000 to $200,000 in annual sales or 200 transactions annually enough to qualify for a nexus status significant enough to require licensing and the payment of sales taxes.
So I find myself in a bit of a pickle, but I think I’ve found a solution at least for now. Unfortunately I really don’t have the resources to keep up with multiple licensing and tax laws for multiple states. Colorado laws are complicated enough with all of our home rule cities and special districts and such. So here is my plan. 🙂
All Kansas buyers will need to buy through my Etsy Store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/RosaryStuff) instead of this store. Etsy has the resources to charge and pay the appropriate taxes for all of my Kansas customers. 🙂 Keep in mind, you can still choose from any of the items in either of my stores (etsy or this one), but the final purchase must go through Etsy. Whether you need rosary parts, a custom rosary, or something else, just contact me with what you need and I will create a special Etsy listing for you. 🙂 You don’t have to be a member of Etsy to shop there, so if you have any questions or need help please don’t hesitate to contact me. 🙂
Take Care and Stay Healthy My Friends!!
We will be closed from July 16th through the 20th for a short vacation. All orders placed during that time will be shipped after we get back. I won’t have access to email, so I’m sorry but I won’t be able to respond to email requests until my return as well. If you have any questions please let me know.
Take care and have a great weekend!!
After seeing a demo of the Colorado state tax system I may be able to figure out a way to continue selling to my Colorado customers. Unfortunately only 7 home rule cities have joined the program which makes things more difficult, but at least we now have a free resource to let us know how much sales taxes to charge and what needs to be done to comply with that city or county tax code. At this point I don’t know when things will go live, but when that happens I will post here again. For now the plan is (once the system goes live) to have all Colorado customers choose a “request custom invoice” option before paying for their order. Then I can check the system to verify what sales taxes need to be charged and how to pay them. The final invoice will include those taxes. Does that make sense? I will post again here when I know more.
Thank you for your patience
Parts arrived from Italy this week. Woo Hoo!! I have restocked many of the basic centerpieces like the Miraculous medal, Lourdes & Fatima water centers and Mary with Baby Jesus. I have also restocked my traditional angular crucifix, relic crucifix, large filigree among a few others. The supplier sent me the stamped version of the tear drop sunburst crucifix instead of the one with the separately attached Corpus, so I will be taking new pictures and adding that one as an option to the existing listing until the few of the old style are sold out. OK? I also have a new Fatima center with dirt from Fatima instead of water, a larger Miraculous medal and a new simple crucifix that will be added soon. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Keep checking back over the next week for the new additions.
Rosaries by Speziale 🙂
On July 1st I will be having another rosary giveaway! This rosary will be an upgraded version of my Liberty rosary made using Czech glass beads, silver filled wire, sterling silver chain and Italian silver tone parts! Come by and check it out or click the image below for more details!
I have decided to update the sizing on all of my rosary parts. Initially I used the sizing from the suppliers, but it’s always bothered me how some include the ring(s) and some don’t. In order to make things more uniform, I am in the process of updating sizes so they include the entire centerpiece or crucifix, ring(s) and all. If you ever need an exact number on any of my parts not including the rings used for attachment, just ask through the item page and I can get those numbers for you. OK? I’m hoping to have the listings with new pictures updated in the next couple of weeks or so. Then I will update the rest of the listings as I update their pictures. Please holler if you have questions.
Take care and Stay Healthy 🙂
Hi rosary makers!! I am preparing to order parts from Italy within the next 2-3 weeks. If you need anything, please let me know so I can add it to my list. These will be my less expensive parts, so the newer and fancier parts won’t be included. OK? If you have questions please let me know.
Take care and Stay Healthy!
Here is where you will find updates about sale items, rosaries, new parts, and other interesting stuff. So make sure to check here often for the latest news!
Thanks for visiting.
Considering how overwhelming and scary things have gotten lately, I have decided to start doing rosary give aways every once in a while. 🙂 The 1st of these will be April 1st.
Simply CLICK HERE to email me your first and last name, city, state, email address and phone number to enter!
Click on the picture below for more info!! 🙂 Have a great day!!!
Due to a nasty case of pneumonia, I’m sorry to say that orders placed this week will be delayed. I’m strong enough to be on the computer in the morning but only for a few minutes at a time. 😦 Hopefully things will be better by Monday. Have a good week! 🙂