Friday, September 27, 2019


I am jumping for joy this morning!

 I was going to have a big post this morning about some legal troubles LBR is facing. See, some meanie jerkface reported us for not paying state sales tax. We said "Of course not, because shelters and rescues are exempt!" Everyone knew that. All rescues operated that way, and all our tax people told us we were right. Except when the Attorney General looked at the law because of the complaint, he said, "Uh-oh, the law only says shelters. Rescues have to pay!" Not only were we going to have to pay back taxes to 2007, but also interest and penalties of over $30,000!!! It could've driven us out of business, and definitely would've destroyed smaller rescues.

So why am I jumping for joy?

 We heard from the Enforcement Division down in Austin, after THEY heard from some state legislators we'd contacted. They looked at the situation and said, "Don't be silly, why should you have to pay all that when everyone thought you were doing it right until now?" Those are some smart pups!! So no back taxes, no interest, and no penalties! We'll still have to pay sales tax from now on -- which is silly, and we hope we can change that law in the future -- but it won't drive us out of business!

So get your FriYAY on and join LBR in celebrating!!!!


  1. oh apaws apaws!!!! that is a reason to celebrate!!!!

  2. NO wonder YOU are JUMPING and in number three it looks like you lost your head, just like those nuts in the tax dept... so happy it turned out well and hope you can get that tax law changed. tax dollars would feed a lot of your rescues.. tomato tomato, shelter/rescue both are the same to me. you rescue and give them shelter

  3. Hari OM
    OMD... that was a breath-holding time. So glad it got sorted, and putting up good thoughts for a full change in the law! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Whew...we are so glad the state came to it's senses...for the most part!
    Happy FriYay!!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  5. Yay - this is great news! Have fun with your stuffie, Matilda!

  6. Glad things went OK for you! The government is always trying to squeeze money out of small businesses! We have first hand experience too, but it's a long story.

  7. Good Grief Matilda I was sweatin' bullets at the thought of that.
    Jumping boxer joy
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Yay, that is great news, and let's hope the tax law changes in your favour soon too.
    Toodle pip!

  9. Woot Woot dat are pawesome news!! Jumping fur joy wif you my furiend :) And paws crossed you can get those laws changed cause dat is craziness dat you would has to pay sales tax fur a non profit....

    Matt & Matilda

  10. WoooooHooooo!!!!! OMD, what FABulous news! I thinks it's the same here ~ rescues have to pay state sales tax ~ pffffft! I hopes every state can gets that changed!!! it's just silly. Doin' some zoomies and drinkin' some margaritas in celebration my furiend!
    Ruby ♥