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Peter do you ask your clients about any non-internet services or products they purchase during the year on which they have not paid sales tax?

Yes. It's a question on my standard questionnaire.

And I don't ask this question to be some collection goon for the state. I'd prefer not to have to deal with it. But I can't just ignore the issue, either.

Mainly, I ask to protect myself. If I have a client that gets nailed for sales/use taxes on out of state purchases, they're going to look to me and ask why I didn't inform them of this tax and help them report it. I can then drag out the questionnaire THEY filled out and say look - you said you didn't have any so we didn't report any on your tax return.

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