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Old 03-16-2010, 07:43 AM
David Haggerty David Haggerty is offline
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Location: sw Ohio, Wilmington (the wettest place in the state)
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Originally Posted by JohnnyRocker View Post
I guess if the fly by nighter has commercial properties. I don't see home owners deducting. JMO
True...Homeowners can't deduct unless they're medically unable to mow their own lawn. Then they have to itemize and most don't.

But homeowners are still obligated to pay sales tax. (there's an exemption in Ohio if your neighbor mows your lawn) So if they write the LCO a check, there's a record. And it better have sales tax.
If someone collects sales tax and don't pay it to the state, It's a crime.

I make it part of my sales pitch, "I'm licensed, insured and collect and pay in sales tax."
Then I watch their faces when they get an expression kind of like this;
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