Charging Tax

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Patrick Gant, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Patrick Gant

    Patrick Gant LawnSite Member
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    Do I need to charge my customers tax for my services in Missouri? Mowing and trimming, the basics.
     
  2. Jersey Landscaping

    Jersey Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    NJ just adopted taxes on maintenance service . check with your state.
     
  3. mattfromNY

    mattfromNY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,581

    We have to in NYS. Most of that stuff can be looked up online. Or contact your accountant.
     
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,916

    Research the tax laws for Missouri and you will learn whether or not your work is a taxable item. Even if your services are to be taxed, you "collect" the tax money for the state, then send it to the state. You never "charge" a tax, you are only the collector of the money.

    Most likely, your state department of revenue has a web site. And, the information is in a document you can download and print.
     
  5. TJLANDS

    TJLANDS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,669

    Just so you know NJ did not just start taxing maintenance they just started taxing landscape installs. Mowing lawns has been subject to sales tax in NJ for well over 20 years.
    Before anyone starts in business they should contact their States Dept. of Revenue for their tax laws.
    :laugh: Know before you Mow!
     

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