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#1776 - 05/29/01 10:51 PM fees  
silverbk  Offline
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some fees that I have to pay typically in my area.

License $500 per year
Inspection by New York Board of Fire Underwriters $40 - $90
Typical village or town "filing fee" $10 - $20
Typical village permit (really lame) I mean I'm licensed by the county and I have to apply for a "permit" to work in certain vilages, never been disapproved yet $25 - ? depending on size of job.

What do you guys pay?


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#1777 - 05/30/01 07:47 AM Re: fees  
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For a small video store (<5000 sq.')This was for the TI work only in an existing shell building.
Contractor's license
Bond
Workman's Comp unless you work alone
City business licensing fees - $200 yr for each city
Plan Check Submittal Fees - $250
Permit Fees - $400
. Altough these amounts vary greatly from city to city, this is fairly representative.
When you get the job done, you get to pay state and federal income tax on the $ earned.
? Who really makes the money here?


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#1778 - 05/30/01 09:32 AM Re: fees  
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The next time I want to have an electrician out for some work, maybe I should charge a fee just for allowing him to do the work.
Seriously, these towns shouldn't be charging a fee if the state has licensed you to do work statewide.
Just my opinion.


#1779 - 05/30/01 11:26 AM Re: fees  
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I guess I'm gettin' off cheap...

My annual Licenses and Renewals.

$50 for Master's Lic.

$90 for Elec. Contractor's Lic.

$15 for Lewisburg City Lic.

$450 for Liability Insurance.

Building Permits a $1 in Greenbrier County.

I hope you guys don't hate me...
Keep in mind that people gasp at $22 an hour here though...


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#1780 - 05/30/01 03:16 PM Re: fees  
Tom  Offline
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Electrician Lic. & Contractors Lic same as '66's

City busiiness licenses- $15 to $150
City Taxes- 1.5 to 2 % of gross, doesn't matter if you are making or losing money.

Virgil- you need to move. $22 isn't bad as long as you tack on about $11 an hour for your benefit package. What? You mean you're not charging for health insurance & that you're going to work 'till the day you die? I know, you'r competing against all those carpenters & plumbers.

As an old friend once said, if all you're going to do is make wages, go get a job.

Tom


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#1781 - 05/30/01 03:54 PM Re: fees  
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You mean you're not charging for health insurance & that you're going to work 'till the day you die?


Yep...That about sums it up. I won't tell you how little I've grossed this year, nor how little is in my wallet right now... [Linked Image]

The good news? I don't owe any taxes yet!


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#1782 - 05/30/01 07:01 PM Re: fees  
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Virgil,

Let's see, tax freedom day for most of us was May 3rd.

The first year I was in business I grossed $7,500. I don't think I paid taxes that year either.

I like what you're paying for the Greenbrier Co building permit. You're probably getting your moneys worth, whereas when I pay $15 (minimum) I'm paying way too much.

Tom


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#1783 - 05/30/01 08:50 PM Re: fees  
sparky  Offline
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VT has bi-annual license fees $60

Liability insurance $ 350- $550 depending..

State of Vt dept. of Labor & Industry
( electrical permit)
fees depending on quantity of work.

pretty lame huh !


#1784 - 05/30/01 09:45 PM Re: fees  
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The $400 permit in C..., CA. got us a combination inspector that called me "dude", admitted that he knew nothing about electrical (including a story about his getting nearly electro'd while he was working on his own house).He wanted to "see everything work" before he would release the power.( Very hard to make him understand;3Ø service wouldn't work off the 1Ø temp power). He asked me to cite the Code sections that allowed us to put 6-#6 wires in an existing 1-1/2" conduit. Thought it was too full. I figured w/ that much $ out, we at least deserved somebody that took Electricity 1 in Junior High.


#1785 - 09/02/01 01:49 PM Re: fees  
bordew  Offline
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Originally posted by silverbk:
some fees that I have to pay typically in my area.

License $500 per year
Inspection by New York Board of Fire Underwriters $40 - $90
Typical village or town "filing fee" $10 - $20
Typical village permit (really lame) I mean I'm licensed by the county and I have to apply for a "permit" to work in certain vilages, never been disapproved yet $25 - ? depending on size of job.

What do you guys pay?


Wow, boy I am glad I moved out of New York,our state certificate $40., local license fees differ from city to city, but for instance in my county 100. for license, Warren city is 100. city of Niles is 50. then of course theres business insurance liability about 1500 per year, bonds, commercial vehicle insurance well you know the drill.
After Sep.21 our certificates become state licenses and that cost will go up to 50, but not as bad as New York OUCH!


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