Ny state guys & gals!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Network: North' started by Armsden&Son, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey folks, I am new to the lovely state of New York.. Been here 3 years so far... Finally got all my shite together to get legal but I am having trouble navigating the taxes... I was told I will have to pay quarterly... cool, no trouble there... But what is the tax percentage I am supposed to be charging my customers? I have my DBA and I am a sole propriater/ owner operator. I have been on the phone with the state for the last week and I wanna pull my hair out. Could somebody throw me a life line please and explain this a little bit for me? Thanks a bunch folks
     
  2. Grass887

    Grass887 LawnSite Member
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    sales tax you charge the customer is based on county, (google it), you don't have to pay quarterly unless you make over a certain amount, either way, your better off paying quarterly than trying to come up with a shitton of cash in april. Sales tax is the same, I think if you owe over $3k at the end of the year, you have to pay it quarterly.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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  4. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have always paid quarterly, even when I was just doing it as a side gig.

    Check the link grandview gave, that should get you the information you need. Just double check that your sales taxes are the same county wide, we have a few towns/cities that we have to charge different tax rates for within the same county.....just to make life more difficult.

    BTW?? Why the heck did you move INTO this state? I made that mistake 15 years ago, now I am trying to do everything to get back out.....
     
  5. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    HaHaHa! I actually moved to upstate... WAAAAAAAAy upstate to help out with a family situation but actually like it up here... Peace and quiet compared to Boston... Thanks for the help folks.. So..... do you guys actually put the tax on your bills for the customer to see or do you just add it in your initial estimates? I have groundskeeper so there is a tax line on the bill but we never did this when I worked in Boston... If the estimate was 40.... they paid 40 and taxes were figured out later.... And the county to county difference? You just have to show that you charged different tax in different counties right? Love that Disney quote there turf hokie... Does Hokie refer to that funny vaccum thing from the 70's?
     
  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sales tax needs to be listed on its own line.
     
  7. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    Awesome, thanks grandview.. And I have to ask.... who is that in the Avatar? Is it Gianna from the food network? Is it you? Your wife?
     
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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    Line item the tax. So if you quote 40 it's always 40 + tax.

    Yes. When you do your quarterly report you will see the different counties listed and you will just fill out the total collected from each county.

    I graduated from Virginia tech. Hence the Hokie!
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  9. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    HaHa.... My mom had a sweeper/non-electrical vacuum and she called it a hokie.... But I should have known .... Virginia Tech... duh! thanks for the advice on the taxes!
     
  10. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
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    If there is any state you need an accountant, NY is it. Get one. Its not that much money. You don't want to overlook something. Penalties and interest and the hell they will put you through are worth it
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