Grand Opening Preparations for Sales Tax: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to a S'more Successful Campground

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Imagine you're about to open the gates to your brand new campground. The smell of pine is in the air, the fire pits are ready for their inaugural marshmallow roast, and then — bam! — you remember the sales tax account. Wait, what? Yes, amidst dreaming about starlit skies and the perfect s'more, the not-so-glamorous world of sales tax awaits, lurking like a raccoon ready to raid your cooler.

Before You Stock the Store: The Sales Tax Account

Before you start stockpiling graham crackers and chocolate bars for the camp store, make sure you're not giving Uncle Sam an unintentional free ride on the campground carousel. States, with the exception of the sales-tax-free utopias of New Hampshire and Montana, demand their piece of the pie – or in this case, the campfire pie.

The Essentials of Setting Up Your Sales Tax Account

Setting up a sales tax account is as crucial to your campground's grand opening as ensuring there's toilet paper in the restrooms. You wouldn't want your guests caught in a sticky situation there, much like you wouldn't want to be caught not collecting sales tax when the state treasury comes a-knocking.

Navigating the Taxable Wilderness

Navigating the wilderness of taxable items versus non-taxable can feel more daunting than a bear-proof trash can. Accommodations, groceries, and that cute little keychain shaped like an RV? Yup, they might all be on the tax collector’s list. But fear not, fellow outdoor entrepreneurs, for you’re not trekking this trail alone.

Your Guide through the Financial Forest

At Campground Accounting, helmed by the intrepid Donna Bordeaux, we don't just count beans; we're avid RV enthusiasts who've morphed our love for open roads and accounting into a full-service CPA powerhouse. We're here to guide you through setting up that sales tax account with the precision of setting up a campsite in a windstorm—efficiently, effectively, and always with an eye on the weather (or in this case, tax laws).

Avoiding the Fiscal Fiasco

Don't find yourself in the wilderness without a map. Remember, failing to collect the right amount of sales tax is akin to forgetting the tent poles—sure, you can still sleep under the stars, but it's going to be a rough night. Get your sales tax sorted before the grand opening, and you'll be roasting success by the campfire instead of scrambling to cover financial liabilities.

Charting Your Course to Smooth Sailing

Whether you dream of campground ownership or you're already plotting the layout of your RV oasis, remember, there’s more to life than business, but in business, don’t forget the taxes. Ready to ensure your campground adventure doesn't turn into a fiscal fiasco? is your compass to navigating the complex terrain of sales tax, leaving you more time to enjoy the great outdoors.

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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Campground Accounting

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together. Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people. Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA, as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux. They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.

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