To my wonderful Colorado customers,
I have an update on the new Colorado State sales tax regulations. I’m sorry to say it’s not good news, which is why after a lot of research and thought I have decided to change my shipping policies for customers within the state of Colorado effective December 1st 2018.
The state of Colorado has changed regulations in a way that clobbers small businesses like mine. They now require the submission of sales tax returns based on point of delivery. In the past we only paid sales taxes for state and shared city or counties, but we are now required to know and understand the sales tax regulations for every point of delivery within the state including cities, counties and special districts not shared with the seller. Sales tax returns must be filed monthly for each point of delivery occurring within that month. Since we are also a home rule state, many of those cities are home rule which means we must submit returns for them separately. They can’t be included with our state sales tax return. The number of returns I would be required to submit every year would increase more than 10 fold.
The sad thing is that sellers outside of Colorado are being held to a $100,000 nexus requirement which means they only have to file sales tax returns if they sell over $100,000 in goods, but in-state sellers are required to submit on EVERY SALE even if it is only ten cents. The Denver Post ran an article about these new rules and how they will harm small businesses in the state. Hopefully their political clout will pressure law makers to change the rules so that Colorado citizens are held to the same rules as out of state sellers, but for now we have to make do.
Unfortunately my head injuries limit my ability to comply with something this complicated and I don’t have the finances to pay a 3rd party to keep track of sales and file for me. As a result I am in the process of removing shipping options and adding a “pick up” only option for those in Colorado who still wish to buy and are willing to drive to Westminster Jeffco for pick up (effective December 1st 2018). If you would like to have a courier service pick up and deliver your package, I would just need to know who is coming and when so I can have your package ready. The couriers I’ve checked into charge about $20-$50 for same day delivery within Denver metro, so I’m not sure that would be a viable option for most.
I’m so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If the rules change I will post an update here. OK?
Take care and God Bless!
Rosaries by Speziale
Just a quick note to let you all know that my white rhodium lily set that had been discontinued by the manufacturer is now back in stock. I was able to negotiate a decent deal with them to make more for me. YAY!!
Hi Everyone! I have decided to discontinue my Holy Spirit crucifix. Unfortunately, every order received from the manufacturer included a significant number of damaged items. The losses became to much to cover on my own and raising the prices to cover the extra cost didn’t seem right considering how fragile this particular cross is. I apologize for any inconvenience.
I just found out that the most recent update completed in my online store has messed with some listings and wiped out their inventory. It will take me a while to figure this all out, but if you need something and you either don’t see it in the store anymore, or the inventory is showing “out of stock”, please contact me directly to check for availability.
I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully I can get this all figured out soon.
Take care and God Bless!
I just finished lowering the prices in my clearance section. Once the gold plate parts are gone there won’t be any more for a while, so now is the time to buy! Here are a few of the items now on sale!
I haven’t had time to really delve into the new rates yet, but it looks like, at least for smaller shipments, the increase is really small. I’m shocked because according to the email I got from them a few weeks ago it looked like the increases were going to be huge!! Whew! So for now there will be NO CHANGE in my shipping prices. As always if you have any questions please let me know.
I have good news and bad news to share. First the good news. Some of my “back-ordered” items have finally come in. YAY!! You will see many of the back-ordered rosary parts and stone beads for custom rosaries back in stock now. Come by and take a peek.
Now for the bad news. 😦 The USPS is raising it’s rates again. Ugh! I’m not sure how it will affect shipping costs just yet, but I may have to increase my shipping rates this time. The last couple of increases I absorbed, but these will probably be too big this time. The changes go into effect the end of January 2018, so if you need items shipped, it may be a good idea to buy before then.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!
Heads up all you neon fans! I just got a huge box of 6mm fire polished neon beads in. There are 10 different colors (I think). It will take me a while to sort through them and get them photographed and listed, but I wanted to give you all a heads up. Here is a sneak peek!