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I applied for my NYS Sales Tax Authority and got denied because they said I owed NYC Resident taxes from 2003, I had moved out of Manhattan in 2002 yet my crackhead tax preparer never changed my address... So I had to do all sorts of digging to get proof that I lived outside of Manhattan. I sent it all in and they still say it can take a couple of weeks. There are steep fines in place for doing business without that authority so I am kind of screwed...
Nothing exciting just a bunch of crap.
So in the meantime I am perfecting my marketing materials and getting all my other ducks in a row. I dont want to approach these stores and then not be able to business right then and there.
 

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If I do business without NYS Vendor authorization (Sales Tax Authority) the fines are $500 a day.

As far as my list of retailers, I used a brand that I would like to hit the target market of and visited their website. I looked up all the stores in the area that carry them, and used that as a starting point. I called each one of them over the past month just to get the contact information so I can hit the ground running. I have spoken to a few just to gauge interest, but am held up.

I am focusing mainly on boutiques in trendy areas and the retail price of our shirts is $38, so street fairs is not where we are headed. There is one mrket we may buy a booth at, but we still need that tax number before we can do anything. Info on this place can be found here http://http://www.themarketnyc.com/flashmain.html

Hope this helps :)
 
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