Full time or on the side?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by CuttingEdgeLawnGuys, Apr 25, 2013.

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Do you cut grass Full time or on the side as Part time

Poll closed May 25, 2013.
  1. Full Time

    21 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. Part Time

    41 vote(s)
    66.1%
  3. Umm...who said I cut grass at all?

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. rklawn

    rklawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Should say WAS doing it for free. Not any more!!! Daddy has to get PAID!!
     
  2. alville

    alville LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Part Time

    Full Time job as a Programmer/Machinist 40 to 45 hrs a week.
     
  3. monoshock

    monoshock LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,245

  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,451

    Now to really stir the pot. How many of those part timers do you hypothesize are legit (as in claimed in full with IRS). It takes a minimum amount of fixed expenses to run even the smallest operation and make it worthwhile.
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  5. Bashby

    Bashby LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 446

    Same question for the full timers... how many are 100% honest with the IRS? I think we owe them that since they have been 100% honest with us.:rolleyes:


    Part timer here, BTW
    And I do not own an Obama-phone.
     
  6. fbm

    fbm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    Part-time Lawn care

    I work fulltime as a Compliance Officer for USDA

    I am 100% in compliance with the IRS:usflag:
     
  7. rklawn

    rklawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    Fully compliant with the IRS. I don't need any of those Shenanigans.
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  8. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,849

    Same as me. Far as licensed and insured yes and I spend entirely too much money not to claim income. I have one client that usually pays cash that I don't claim just to cover my expenses on things I don't get receipts for. Lost of the stuff I buy online doesn't come with a receipt I also don't claim any house bills on my taxes. Not paying taxes is the same as stealing in the lords eyes. Reap what you sew. Hell after my expense in the first year I only had to pay tax on 4k any way. Put the equipment on the 5 year plan instead of just 1.
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  9. HighMaintenanceLLC

    HighMaintenanceLLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    My partner and I are doing this part-time. I'm an administrator with a large, local radiology group, and she's the head groundskeeper for the athletics facilities and Auburn University at Montgomery.
     
  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,819

    if all i did was mow on the side i wouldn't pay the irs anything. it's not like you are making a ton of money mowing on the side. the irs doesn't even care unless you are making more than 10k a year doing something. mowing on the side you may or may not be making that much. if you are making more than that then you really aren't doing it on the side. you just have 2 jobs. :laugh:
     

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