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Windtalker

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    Maryland
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    Hiking, backpacking, music, reading, outdoor activities, Native American studies

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  1. Windtalker

    What Business Category Should I Choose?

    Yes, federal income tax only, since we will be domiciled in Texas where there is no personal income tax. We discovered we can claim that "category" on the IRS form and it all becomes personal income, less any allowable expenses related to the "hobby."
  2. Windtalker

    What Business Category Should I Choose?

    Thank you all for your input and suggestions. We have done some additional research, and since we will only be offering services and products on an intermittent basis, from which we will recognize only a small income, and will only deduct the allowable expenses up to the profit level, we have discovered that what we intend to do falls into the IRS category of a "Hobby."
  3. Windtalker

    What Business Category Should I Choose?

    We will be making our domicile in Texas, with an address from Escapees.
  4. Windtalker

    What Business Category Should I Choose?

    Thanks, Kirk. I emailed Loring & Associates on October 26th with this same question and am still waiting to hear back from them.
  5. I recently read in informative article in the July/August issue of the Escapees magazine on “Legal Advice for RVers Starting a Business” but it did not address the specific situation that my wife and I will be in when we begin full time RVing in the spring of 2019. I am looking for someone who can shed some light on our situation and answer some vital questions. I currently have an S-Corporation licensed in the state of Maryland, but I will be shutting down this business as of December 31, 2018 in anticipation of our move to Texas to set up our domicile with an address through Escapees. Through this current company, I am running all income and expenses related to my live Native American flute performances, sale of my Native American flute CDs, three (3) self-published books, and my wife’s photos. Each month, the company also receives royalties on the sale of the books and CDs, through distributors and online sales, as well as royalties for the download and internet streaming of my music; all of which are deposited directly into the business bank account. Once the current company is shut down, I will be having all these income streams deposited into an account at a new bank that has branches nationwide. I plan on continuing to perform on a periodic basis as we travel around the country in our RV and we will continue to sell our books, CDs and photos online and at performances. We will also continue to receive royalties on CD and book sales. Since we will not be permanently living in Texas, and will not have an “office” there, (we will only have an internet presence with our website, “RMGH Adventures”), we are unsure as to what category our business will fall under, based on the article in the Escapees magazine. What we will be doing does not fit into any of the business categories mentioned in the article. I have read where our type of business, due to its projected minimal income and expenses, could fall under the category of a “hobby business.” However, I have been unable to find information on this business category that spells out the specific legal criteria in Texas for such a business. Can anyone shed any light on our predicament?
  6. Windtalker

    Providing Entertainment at RV Parks

    Thanks, everyone, for your responses. I will consider all your suggestions. I already have a YouTube website, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIANT0ckOm2MSYXMBjOMPA, so that will be helpful. See you all down the road in a few years.
  7. Windtalker

    RV Insurance and Fuel Costs

    My wife and I are planning to live in a Class A motor home, beginning in a few years, so we are working on a budget. In order to do this, we are looking for information on three separate items: 1. Average annual cost for RV insurance in the state of Texas for a 40 ft diesel pusher and a 38 ft gas model. We also plan on towing a Jeep Grand Cherokee which will also need insurance. 2. Average annual cost of both diesel and gas for the units mentioned above. We plan on using RV parks as base camps for 30 days at a time while we sight-see using our tow vehicle. We expect to put 350-500 miles a month on the RV. (4,200 to 6,000 miles/year) 3. Average annual RV park costs if we stay at a park 30 days at a time. (12 RV parks/year) Any information and insight you veteran RVers can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. "Windtalker & Mom"
  8. My wife and I plan on living full time in a Class A motor home beginning in about 3 years. I currently give Native American flute performances 1-2 times a week to supplement our income. These concerts are not only music. As a backdrop to the music, I show my wife's photos from our travels/adventures on a large screen. I am considering continuing these performances once we are in our RV and could use some information/advice as to how many RV parks around the U.S. regularly provide musical entertainment at their parks for their guests? Is there a database somewhere that lists all the RV parks in the country that provide musical entertainment, and that has contact information so I can contact those responsible for booking the entertainment? My wife and I also give 1-hour multimedia presentations about some of our adventures, such as thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. We would also like to find RV parks that would be interested in having us provide this as entertainment for it's park guests. Any advice or insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated. "Windtalker & Mom"
  9. My wife and I are looking at various Class A RV's to live full time. We are aware that air bag suspensions are the preferred systems for Class A motor homes. By manufacturer, what are the best suspension systems on the market for a 40' plus Class A?
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