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View Poll Results: How old were you when you started?
12-15 101 35.94%
16-20 64 22.78%
21-25 41 14.59%
26+ 75 26.69%
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Old 04-15-2005, 10:38 AM
kwelch kwelch is offline
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So can the IRS audit a 14 year old??????? All these kids on here making a ton of money and not paying taxes? I would think if the IRS found out they would go after the parents. Should we all filter everything though our kids name...LOL. My 7 month old bring in 100k a year, I don't think the IRS would be suspicious.
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Old 04-20-2005, 02:23 AM
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bicmudpuppy bicmudpuppy is offline
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Location: Aztec, NM
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The guys bragging about how much they are making seperate themselves very quickly from those of us who are actually keeping books and records and (if your like me) trying real hard not to share 38% w/ our favorite uncle

The one thing we don't do is mow grass. The one thing we specialize in is keeping that graas alive with water! I don't know if I want to figure how much I'm making on the terms most have posted that want to share...... At the end of year 3 I'm showing a loss one more time You've got to love them old beat up trucks with lots of miles to show. Bless my kids who can make $4550 a year each on their taxes and not pay a nickel. (so to answer someone else's question, if your not incorporated and your kids are old enough to contribute, yes you can show them earning cash, but if they make more than the $4550 that the standard deduction allows.....they pay an even worse rate than you do) So, with mileage deductions at $.38/mile and a payroll to my own kids of $9100, and all the other expenses.......I don't make squat, but......we eat
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....but still a bargain compared to anything else.
And I NEVER say I told you so out loud.
How many Hats can you wear?
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:00 AM
Scag52 Scag52 is offline
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These stories are reaching it

I cut 7 lawns with a 52" and dont have a car. Thats alot of work and i could probably do more. But i am reading stories about 15 year olds (like me) cutting 45 yards. I would know and that is just about impossible if you cant drive. BS
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:22 PM
wrestler07 wrestler07 is offline
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Location: Powder Springs GA
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well im 16 and i kno that my parents wont cruise me around they have better things to do than drive me around but i may go into business with my dads bud if not then fine but i will be cutting yards this summer for the first time and actually make money
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Old 07-11-2005, 01:40 AM
exmark72 exmark72 is offline
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some this other kids are saying they have 45 accounts and maybe they do but they probably dont do it alone. if they do a big developments they could have 45 accounts. im only 16 i have 4 lawns that i do one being my own. next year i hope to have about 10.
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Old 07-11-2005, 10:56 AM
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Howie's Lawn Care Howie's Lawn Care is offline
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I'm sixteen too and I have 20 lawns, hopefully at the least 35 next year. I can understand you not having too many, but only 3 besides your own? Did you pass out flyers or anything? Also, what equipment are you using? The funny thing is, if you charge good prices, you probably make more than some punk ass bitches at McDonalds. You already make more per hour obviously, but I meant per week. Plus, you don't smell like french fries, just grass and sweat . Well, good luck with your mowing.
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:08 AM
exmark72 exmark72 is offline
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the three i have one is my aunts, my neighbor, and some time my grandma. next year i my going to pass out flyers on my street and my aunts because i know i can beat the other companies how are over chargeing.
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:30 AM
Jcs Lawn and Landscape Jcs Lawn and Landscape is offline
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well im 16 and i have 22 lawn accounts and i jus have my permit right now so i have my dad drop me off with my trailer at my accounts. i only work from
5-8 at night when my dad gets home and i have no problem finsishing those lawns not to mention these lawns are in a mile radias from my house next year i plan to expand to a 5 mile radias and i want to have atleast 40 customers because i will be able to work from 2-8 instead of 5-8 when im driving last year i only had 3 customers same with the year before that and the year before that now i am expanding rapidly
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