Love The Band Respect The Crew ™

Love The Band Respect The Crew ™

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello! I currently do merchandise management for a smaller act who tour nation-wide. When I took over merch for them, they said they take a more "under-the-table" approach to merch sales and tax. I'd like to learn the proper, business method of handling sales tax, and hope you'd have some pro tips for me. What is the process of ensuring each show's sales tax is paid? Is it paid to the promoter at the end of each night, or do I withhold it and file/pay at the end of the year? Thanks in advance!
themerchdude themerchdude Said:

Hello there, Great question. First off when you are advancing merch for the tour you can ask what is the sale tax in that city and who retain the tax (venue or band)  that way you can make the adjustments on your sales sheet. In most cases it will be the band submitting the tax. Which means you retain the cash and deposit it with the merch sales in the bands account. When you send your show sheets each night you should have recorded the amount of tax and if the venue or band kept it. Some venues keep the tax and submit in your behalf. After that you have done your job its up to accounting (if the band has one he or she will submit the taxes) Your job is to make sure its registered in your paper work. 

Good luck keep on doing the right thing.

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9 months ago we released our 1st #Lovethebandrespectthecrew shirt. Soon we will be releasing our fourth item of this line our BLACK ON BLACK HOODIE!. Our VIP’s and owners of themerchdude app will have first dibs to purchase these hoodies on our PREPRESALE. Then we will do a PRESALE.

P.S. Friends and Pro crew/merch people can send me a message for a private discount code. Thanks again to everyone that have supported us for the last two years.

This is the view from behind the stage. The organized craziness was great to watch. My hat goes off to all the crews of all the bands playing Iheart radio. The local crew was on point.

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if you are a fan of the band Queen or a fan of Panic at the disco you may want to listen to this cover of Queen. I have to say this cover is great and if any of the members of queen’s heard this they would have a huge smile on their rockstar faces.

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Hello guys, The mystery bundle is here and for only $6.99 you will get a mystery Themerchdude shirt and one other mystery item! Go to order a regular shirt and add a mystery bundle and save yourself some cash! also unlike most mystery bundles you CAN pick the size of the shirt you want.

We are NOT a clothing company!

A little over two years ago we had this funny idea to do this shirt. We have now done over 40 different items at We have gotten the support of fellow crew guys, musicians (famous and start up) concert goers and people from all over the world.

We are in shock of the amount of support we have gotten. We will continue to NOT be a clothing line and NOT take ourselves seriously as we believe that the only thing we should take serious is the quality of our product and the customer service.

Thank you all once again and keep your eyes open for some anniversary items coming soon.