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Old 09-02-2006, 07:01 PM   #21
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I'm pretty certain that sales tax is mandatory in California regardless of whether the book is for charity, but I'm absolutely certain that the laws differ from state to state.
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:42 AM   #22
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If the organization has an IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt status - taxes generally do not have to be collected. Cookbooks sold by a religious organization often fall into a tax exampt status - but depending on how marketed, may not be.
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Old 09-03-2006, 02:16 AM   #23
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I don't think state sales tax has to be collected by a non-progfit organization, but my only real experience in this area has been back when I lived in Oregon.

I do like these community cookbooks. Some of the recipies are somewhat simplistic and dated, but most of the authors of the recipies are experienced cooks.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:53 AM   #24
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I like community cookbooks, fundrasing cookbooks, etc.
I just wish that if there was the same recipe, they wouldn't include it numerous times. I don't want to be going through the cookbook and seeing the same recipe in 6 different places for the same thing.
Just put 1 entry in, and list the different contributors.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:20 AM   #25
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"seeing the same recipe in 6 different places for the same thing."

I agree completely - when someone cares enough to put together a cookbook such as this, care should be taken also, to not repeat!!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:40 AM   #26
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I agree - some of the recipes are the same ol' same ol', but I have found some clever recipes from these books, also.

My favorite "cookbook" is the one I have from my daughter's kindergarten class - each child hand wrote their favorite recipe - some were very simple and some were pretty elaborate - quite tasty too!
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