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  1. Pampered Partner is Taxing Food
    In the state of Ohio we do not tax food. I was closing out a Host who had added all her totals up for me but they were incorrect since she added Shipping (which is free for Hosts) and she added all product together including her Pantry items and taxed them (and we cannot tax food in Ohio). So I let her know she should not be paying Shipping and not to lump her Pantry in with her taxable kitchen tools. My Host's Catalog Show gave her $10 in Free Product and PP taxed the rest. I Emailed Tech Support two times letting them know PP was taxing food. Tech Support is telling me that the Free Product basically is the Pantry items and taxing the rest regardless. My Host's Pantry Total exceeds the $10 in Free Product so PP is taxing $3.50 in food. I'm not sure how many other states do not tax food but I think we all need to Email Tech Support to get this corrected. I have attached the correspondence with Tech Support below. Original at very bottom.

    Thanks in advance for you collaborated help on this issue.
    -Becky Baker-Hall
    NEOhio



    Subject: RE: PamperedPartner® and Web Support
    Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:41:19 -0500
    From: "Pampered Partner" <pamperedpartner@pamperedchef.com>
    To: "Becky Baker-Hall" <sweetpeajrt@yahoo.com>

    Dear Becky,
    At this time, it is possible that sales tax will be charged on pantry items because of the way Pampered Partner is designed to add the complete item total before removing the free product value and adding sales tax.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Becky Baker-Hall [SMTP:sweetpeajrt@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:24 PM
    To: Pampered Partner
    Subject: PamperedPartner® and Web Support
    Name = Becky Baker-Hall
    Consultant = 430203
    Company = 01
    Phone = 216-261-0432
    Email = sweetpeajrt@yahoo.com
    Message = I'm sorry, this reply is not making sense to me. I'm not concerned about pantry items being Free Product, I'm concerned that PP is taxing this Host's Food which is not allowed in the state of Ohio. Please look at the breakdown of items ordered at the bottom as well as the breakdown of PP that is calculating tax according to the entire total (including pantry items) Call if you need further explaination, I'll be happy to go over it. - Becky
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Dear Becky,
    Thank you for contacting The Pampered Chef home office. Please note that the total cost of your Host's items is added before the free product value is deducted. This includes any food items. Therefore, the food items are considered to be removed from the free product value.


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Becky Baker-Hall [SMTP:sweetpeajrt@yahoo.com]
    Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:39 AM
    To: Pampered Partner
    Subject: PamperedPartner® and Web Support
    Name = Becky Baker-Hall
    Consultant = 430203
    Company = 01
    Phone = 216-261-0432
    Email = sweetpeajrt@yahoo.com
    Message = Good day!
    I am in Ohio where there is no tax on food. When I go into PP and put a Host order in, it is taxing the food. Her order is:
    #1719 Pie Gate 2x$5.00= $10.00 (free prod)
    #2560 Sm Serv Tongs = $8.00
    #1323 Spreader = $7.50
    #1167 Nylon Slice/Serv = $5.50
    #1790 Lg Scoop = $10.50
    #1645 Lg Spreader = $8.00
    9616 Farmers Market Seasoning Set = $6.00
    9624 Bell Pepper/Herb Rub = $3.75
    9624 Crush Peppercorn/Garlic Rub = 3.75
    Here is the breakdown from PP:
    Product Total $63.00
    -Free Product $10.00
    SubTotal $53.00
    -Discount 20% $10.60
    + Gift Cert ----
    SubTotal $42.40
    + Half Price Total ----
    SubTotal $42.40
    Monthly Host Spec ----
    Shipping $0.00
    Tax Total $2.75 (6.5%)
    Grand Total $45.16
    On my Guest orders, it is not taxing the food which is correct.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Becky Hall
     
    Aug 27, 2005
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  2. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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    You should be able to change it in PP. The box that is about in the middle on the right side that says "change tax rates" you just need to change the food tax (last one) to 0. We don't tax food in CA and that is how I have it set up. I hope that helps, I don't know if you had already double checked that.
     
    Aug 27, 2005
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  3. ShanaSmith

    ShanaSmith Veteran Member Silver Member

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    That is really strange... I have tried to crunch the numbers myself and see where the problem is... it looks like it makes about $.88 difference. I have not run into this myself, and we don't tax food either. I guess I would just tell her the total, and if she figured it differently than I would cover it. Hopefully HO can fix this glitch.
     
    Aug 27, 2005
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  4. DebbieSM

    DebbieSM Member

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    When you were setting up your tax info in pampered partner, are you sure you did correctly? There are 3 different tax lines to set up one for over all tax, one for tax on shipping, and one for tax on food. Make sure you have all 0's for the line for tax on food. Good Luck.

    Debbie :)
     
    Aug 27, 2005
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