As the rate varies from county to county in California, our accounting
office uses the local (and probably highest) rate of 8 1/2 percent. And
next year it's going higher. AAAGH!
Sorry, just venting ...
Audio Visual/ITV Center
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132-4200
>A note on using a corporate type credit card. I see you work for a community
>college, which in Tennessee would be a state institution. As such, it would
>be prohibited from paying sales tax. For some purchases from TV stations,
>I've tried ordering on-line and over-the-phone using a corporate credit
>card, and once tax exempt is mentioned, all bets are off for the home use
>purchase price. We need the public performance option, so I don't mind the
>price if it's reasonable. Also, I am cautious about circumventing the usual
>purchasing channels, because media dollars spent from places other than my
>department budget do not show up in the budget office's accounting of
>library holdings. While occasional donations don't give me a problem,
>circumventing the system on a regular basis could illuminate hard-to-explain
>discrepancies in an audit.
>Hope this doesn't muddy the water too much.
>Gail B. Fedak
>Manager, Instructional Media Resources
>Middle Tennessee State University
>Murfreesboro, TN 37132
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Katherine McGivern" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 10:44 AM
>Subject: Venting on public performance rights
>> I just tried to purchase an 8 part series on New York City from a public
>television station. On the web page, it lists a price of $19.95 each.
>Because I need to use a purchase order from an educational institution, the
>price jumps to $75.00 per tape! YIKES!
>> Looks like it will be awhile before my budget can handle this purchase.
>> I just needed to vent about this. Thanks for listening.
>> Kate McGivern MLS
>> Sidney Silverman Library and Learning Resources Center
>> Bergen Community College
>> 400 Paramus Road
>> Paramus NJ 07652
>> (201) 447-7980
>> (201) 493-8163 fax