Curtis Khan

Curtis Khan

Lives in Trinidad and Tobago Glencoe, Trinidad and Tobago
Works as a Economist and Photographer
Joined on Apr 1, 2009

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chaos215bar2: "It's worth noting that just because other retailers charge the same sales tax at checkout doesn't necessarily mean they're not appropriately paying taxes on the rebates they've received from the manufacturers — income that, according to the lawsuit, B&H hasn't paid taxes on to the tune of millions."

Do we have any evidence of this? Why would retailers pay sales tax out of pocket?

"Gerstel himself notes that it's their job to 'collect and remit' sales tax collected from the customer, but what he fails to mention is the tax on the remaining money B&H receives from the manufacturer to make up the full cost of the products."

I'm sorry, what? Again, what US retailer charges tax to anyone but the customer?

"New York takes part in the SEC Whistleblower Awards…. Thus, Mr. Gerstel's claims that the noted LLC is 'anonymous' is a bit of a stretch…"

So, we know who's behind the LLC? Why are you trying to tie anonymity somehow to the fact that the award is allowed under law?

Maybe I don't understand New York Sales tax. But in my country Sales tax is charges right along the chain. Are you saying that if say, Canon sells goods to B&H they don't charge tax? Or when B&H clears their goods from the port they don't pay tax on the goods? If they did pay tax at the part then they would have already paid the tax on the non rebated value which is what is reimbursed. No so?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 18:56 UTC
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chaos215bar2: "It's worth noting that just because other retailers charge the same sales tax at checkout doesn't necessarily mean they're not appropriately paying taxes on the rebates they've received from the manufacturers — income that, according to the lawsuit, B&H hasn't paid taxes on to the tune of millions."

Do we have any evidence of this? Why would retailers pay sales tax out of pocket?

"Gerstel himself notes that it's their job to 'collect and remit' sales tax collected from the customer, but what he fails to mention is the tax on the remaining money B&H receives from the manufacturer to make up the full cost of the products."

I'm sorry, what? Again, what US retailer charges tax to anyone but the customer?

"New York takes part in the SEC Whistleblower Awards…. Thus, Mr. Gerstel's claims that the noted LLC is 'anonymous' is a bit of a stretch…"

So, we know who's behind the LLC? Why are you trying to tie anonymity somehow to the fact that the award is allowed under law?

I totally agree. Unless B&H was issued a tax invoice for the rebated amount and failed to pay same, the onus on remitting the tax on the rebate lies with the seller. In this case B&H is not a seller but a buyer. They pay the tax to the seller who in turn will remit to the Tax agency. Why are the firms that issue the rebate not cited as evading taxes as well? It is a SALES tax!

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 18:28 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (740 comments in total)
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random78: I am sure there are people looking for a camera like this and it could be popular for travel (gives the range of RX10 series without the size). However why kill the original RX100 concept and transform it into this? As impressive as the 1" sensor is, it still requires a fast lens for it to be used indoors and the DOF control was already relatively limited even with a fast lens on the RX100 series. The new lens in my mind makes this primarily an outdoor-daytime-travel camera.

Wouldn't the "Professional" mode do this? I want one specifically for travel!

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 18:54 UTC
On article Why you should own a 135mm F2 lens (386 comments in total)

No mention of my personal favourite, Sony Zeiss 135 1.8.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 17:53 UTC as 148th comment | 1 reply
On article UPDATED: Sony a7R III is still a star eater (460 comments in total)
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stevo23: Fascinating. Leave it to Jim Kasson!

You sound like Spock.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2017 at 18:41 UTC
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maksa: > Sony claims that

Emmm…

You didn't get the memo... Sony owns Sigma now! :)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 20:42 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2099 comments in total)
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Curtis Khan: Sometimes I think the Sony a99ii is a unicorn.

Don't think it's as rare as you think though... it's #85 on Amazon's best selling DSLR's

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 20:34 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2099 comments in total)

Sometimes I think the Sony a99ii is a unicorn.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 16:01 UTC as 210th comment | 2 replies

I still use mine. I've shot kings and queens, prime ministers and presidents, beggars and terrorists with mine. I've shot over 450,000 images with it and it still ticks. It is my most reliable camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 12:15 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

I really felt this article. There was a sincerity that really shows why we take pictures.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2016 at 22:58 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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