Mowing personal property

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Jay9437, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. Jay9437

    Jay9437 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    Ocassionally i mow my personal property with the business equipment. I was wondering if anyone had info from IRS as to what the rules of this are since you deduct equipment and operating cost from your taxable income. I usually knock a little off of my fuel cost deduction. Thanks:confused:
     
  2. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Hahahahahahaha! You have got to be kidding!:D
     
  3. Alan Bechard

    Alan Bechard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 175

    We never mow our yard, we test run our mowers after blade replacement or mechanical work.

    Al B
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I charge myself $45 and pay in cash.
     
  5. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 220

    Think of your lawn as your showroom. You need it to showcase your abilities
     
  6. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    I'm my biggest client ..... I pay a yearly maintanence fee of $**5,625.00 per year n do all my other jobs for free !!

    Kinda like when I bought my last Lazer dealer charged my $8,400 for a tee shirt n gave me the Exmark for free !!

    List it under a "promo" if you feel you must .... or as "training area" or do like most n don't worry about it at all
     
  7. parkwest

    parkwest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 678

    Has lawn site been infiltrated by the IRS??? Are they taking names?

    Why we of course follow every tax code to the best of our ability. And suggest you do the same.
     
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501


    I really don't think you have to worry about the IRS dragging you out in the middle of the night and throwing you in jail...LOL
     
  9. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,900

    Actually, my crews mow my lawn, so my write off is their salary, and the small % for fuel and other mechanical maintenance.

    My benefit is that I don't have to do it!
     
  10. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    If the IRS ever gets in my shorts that much,I believe I'll move to bishcomboblia.:dizzy:
     

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