@sugarartbyjulieactive 2 years, 5 months ago
I’ve been working on a couple of blogs, so that I can share my various creative projects, and discuss things of interest. The new default pic is for one of the blogs. While I am not trying to run a business at this times, the blog will include content, that is some what related, or of interest to others who visit this site. TIA, for your interest,…[Read more]
Unfortunately, I had to close our local Chapter recently, mostly due to a lack of resources. It is unlikely, that I will reopen the chapter myself, but would be happy to help as much as I’m able, should someone choose to open up the chapter in the future.
If I only TEACH cake decorating out of my house, and I am not selling the actual cakes, cupcakes, etc., for others to consume, as they are used for instruction… is that still under the cottage food laws, since it is not exactly a CFO? Does anyone know, what category this business would fall under, and if it is also allowed from home, in Lee…[Read more]
I’m actually not sure if this would be allowed from your home kitchen. You could call up the ag dept, which manages the cottage food law, but I think this kind of business would fall under the health dept. It may be okay if you’re not having your clients eat what your making… hopefully at that point it could be considered an art class and maybe…[Read more]
Does anyone know if CFO’s are allowed in Lee County, and in the city of Cape Coral. Where do you go to look, or who do you call, to verify this information. Thanks!
I am not a legal or tax authority, but I have dealt with some of this myself.
*** First: sales tax, and federal income tax, are two different issues.
I am not sure what the exact amount is, it used to be $400 for the year, and your income would need to exceed the amount they have set, before you are required to file and pay federal income…[Read more]
I would also like to know, if I am only making decorative items from home, for bakeries or other individuals to use, such as gum paste flowers or figurines / toppers, will this still fall under the cottage food laws? These items are food safe / edible, but not usually used for food, they are used primarily for decoration on cakes. Thanks again! :)
I’d like to know, if my cottage food business needs to specifically be in a home (single family dwelling), that I own, or if I can work out of a rental (house or apt.), as long as I have permission from the property owner? Thanks! :)
I am now a Director of a local chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free, we are on FB, look for us, and learn more at Birthday Cakes 4 Free – Lee County, Florida. :)
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