No Tax ID number for this type of work

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  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Can you throw a bone as to what your trying to do?
     
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    what am I leaving out here? Its all in the original post. Dont know what else to say.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maybe I'm a little slow today. So your doing some type of improvement work that you don't need to collect tax on?
     
  4. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    All landscaping, construction, installations, excavation are NON taxable. All the materials used are also not taxed because I pay sales tax up front before I resale. All that is half of my sales. The other half is maintenance-Taxable. So if I keep filing my sales tax returns with half of my sales as NON taxable thats an audit magnet. Then I also need to get capital Improvement forms from my customers that I dont need to charge sales tax since I have the tax ID #.
     
  5. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Some examples of typical businesses that people run out of their homes that are subject to sales tax include:
    • antique sales,
    • landscaping,
    • event parking,
    • contracting,
    • small engine repair,


    Landscaping and yard care
    (see also - Driveways,
    parking lots, and walks,
    Exterior)
    Original installation or complete replacement
    of:
    C fences (permanent)
    C flagstone walks
    patio block or other
    types of walks
    C fountains (except
    free standing)
    C gates
    C lawns or complete
    sections* of a lawn
    C ponds (permanent)
    C retaining walls
    C rock gardens
    C underground lawn
    sprinkler systems
    Planting or replacing perennials
    Planting or replacing of shrubs and trees
    Original installation of gravel or crushed stone
    paths
    Original installation or complete replacement
    of concrete and blacktop sidewalks
    Resurfacing of blacktop sidewalks
    * A “complete section” of a lawn is a section
    surrounded by driveways, buildings,
    walks, structures or other barriers which
    divide it from other sections of lawn.
    Application of fertilizers, herbicides and
    pesticides
    Installation of free standing fountains
    Installation of temporary or moveable ponds
    Maintenance contracts
    Mowing of lawns
    Planting of annuals
    Pruning, winter banking, fertilizing of trees
    and shrubs
    Removal without replacement of trees or
    shrubs (when not part of a capital
    improvement project)
    Repair of walks; adding stone, replacing
    damaged patio blocks or bricks, releveling
    walks, repairing cracks in concrete
    Repair of fences and gates
    Repair or replacement of the following in
    underground lawn sprinkler systems:
    C centrifugal pumps
    C pump controllers
    C remote control valves
    C sections of piping
    C sprinkler controllers
    C sprinkler heads
    Repairing sections of retaining walls
    Replacement of fence fabric
    Reseeding or overseeding of lawns
    Sodding bare spots
    Straightening or repairing retaining walls

    http://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/publications/sales/pub862.pdf
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    above one of the sections that you copied it will say "capital improvements" The first half of your list is NON Taxable.


    And It says "In the case of a capital improvement, if you are a contractor who
    purchases materials and supplies, you pay tax to the supplier and you
    do not collect any sales tax from your customer."
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  7. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    That's is the info I'm looking for. Are you put in a widow or something.?
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Another question,Are you only doing capital improvements or repairs to?
     
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    both. dont know what your first question is
     
  10. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    If your during repairs you need to collect sales tax,but I think you said you were going to run this part through your other business.
     

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