Becoming a Legally Established Professional Photographer
The PPGF is a professional photography organization.
To take full advantage of all the benefits available to our Professional
Membership category, you must provide a copy of your Sales Tax Certificate. If
you are just getting started in our industry and do not yet have a Sales Tax
Certificate, now is the time to get started.
The reason is simple. The PPGF is a “professional
photographer’s” association. In order to be classified as professional, you
must be able to sell your goods and services and in order to do that you must
be a legally established business.
You see, it’s a FELONY in the state of Florida to
operate a business selling a taxable product unless you have a Sales Tax
Certificate and possibly an Occupational License (city, county, or both) and/or
a Federal Employee ID Number (EIN).
Selling photographs without charging sales tax or
collecting sales tax without sending it to the Dept of Revenue in Tallahassee
is illegal. The DOR conducts periodic audits within the photographic industry
and you don’t want to be caught without the necessary legal documentation.
Go to the Getting Legal link of the Florida
Professional Photographers website for more information.
PPGF is always looking for Meeting Sponsors and Speakers
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org 954 224-8122 if you would like to promote your products or have a presentation for a future meeting. Earn Merits for speaking if you are a PPA Member.
Dale Laboratories, Photographic Imaging and Enlarging in Hollywood, FL is our primary local lab sponsor. Please visit online or in person.
The Professional Photographers Guild of Florida recommends TYE Studios for it's excellent staff, facilities and rental location. TYE Studios is Fort Lauderdale's Premier Photography Rental Studio with 6500 square foot plus multiple shooting areas including a private seven acre nature/tree preserve. TYE Studios also is a teaching facility for photography covering items from basic to advanced including studio lighting, posing etc. See www.tyestudios.com for excellent workshops and classes.
PPGF is interested in sharing calendars and events of regional, state and national events with it's members.
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PPGF Welcomes all regional PPA members!
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