B&H dodged $7 million in taxes on instant rebates??

2 months 6 days ago #670130 by Ben Vanderbilt
Story from just last month just jumped in front of me.  

I found a couple stories on this  https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/14/20964980/b-h-photo-taxes-lawsuit-new-york-state

and here:

https://petapixel.com/2019/11/14/bh-photo-accused-of-avoiding-over-7-million-in-taxes-on-instant-rebates/

Any further you have heard on this topic?  


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2 months 6 days ago #670142 by effron
An accusation or media story doesn't mean it happened. A seven million tax bill in NYC is believable, dodging those levies, maybe not.

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2 months 6 days ago #670159 by Sawyer
Yeah, first time I’m hearing of this.  These are just accusations, they have not been proven guilty yet.  But to answer your question, I have not seen anything on this. 

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2 months 5 days ago #670208 by Tim Kelley
If legit, they have the $$ to handle this.  


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2 months 3 days ago #670411 by henryp

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2 months 3 days ago - 2 months 3 days ago #670412 by effron
Ah, nothing like an accurate accounting.......Stupid new york.

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2 months 2 days ago #670448 by Randy Shaw
So is the AG going after other companies with the same claim, or is B&H the only one?


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2 months 2 days ago #670456 by effron
There will be others, the AG just has it in for B&H, the leftists hate success it seems.....

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2 months 2 days ago #670460 by Randy Shaw
It's been months, you'd expect to see others lined up at the end of this firing squad.  


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2 months 2 days ago #670462 by garyrhook

effron wrote: There will be others, the AG just has it in for B&H, the leftists hate success it seems.....


With all due respect, there is nothing here that suggests that politics are involved. If you read to the end of the most recent link, there is some indication that an anonymous entity, that stands to gain from additional tax revenue, is part of these shenanigans. But that's all we know.

The question as to why the tax dept. isn't involved is rather spot-on.


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2 months 2 days ago #670473 by effron
"The question as to why the tax dept. isn't involved is rather spot-on.".....
You don't think that has a particular smell to it? B&H was targeted a few years back for not hiring minorities, or women. They pushed back and it didn't sit well with Albany. 
NY is as corrupt as they make them. 

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2 months 1 day ago #670574 by garyrhook

effron wrote: "The question as to why the tax dept. isn't involved is rather spot-on.".....
You don't think that has a particular smell to it?



I don't find enough data here to draw even tenuous connections.

If we found that the AG was being directed to pursue this issue, then maybe. But one could just as easily suggest this is anti-Semitic. Again, not enough information to draw any supportable conclusions, at least for me.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #670841 by Uplander
Yeah, agree.  Just not enough meat on the bone to come to any conclusion.  


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