Originally Posted by CL&T
Not all states follow the same requirements so check with your tax department. But like I said, 99% of this is miscommunication so there is no need to go that far. The right way to give a quote is in writing with the amount, tax and total right there. Don't just say $100, then when they leave a check for $100 you have to tell them there is tax on that. Get it right from the beginning.
I guess to an extent that may be our fault. I have always said, for example... the service will be $50 plus tax.... Not, $53, or $42.40, something with the change stated. I don't know how many people have actually ever stated a precise amount ($42.40), they always say something like, $42, $40, etc. But we have always said the amount "plus tax". And that's also wrote on the quotes too. Not the actual total, but "plus tax" is in writing.