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Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by SDF250, Feb 17, 2001.

  1. SDF250

    SDF250 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    could not find any info if plowing is taxable or not?
    and are these things taxable
    building sheds,decks, arbors, or any home inprovement for that mater?
  2. John Allin

    John Allin LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,489

    We were audited by the sales tax people 5 years ago. Learned a whole bunch about the system.

    In PA, snowplowing is NOT a taxable service to the consumer (commercial or residential).
    Saling services are NOT a taxable service to the consumer (commercial or residential).
    Sheds, arbors, decks and improvements to the home are NOT a taxable service in PA.

    That has not changed since our audit.
  3. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    You guys in PA are lucky. We've got some goofy rules here in WI on sales tax.

    For example:
    A retaining wall that is more ornamental than structural gets taxed. One that is more structural than ornamental is not. Where is the line drawn between the two? Hard to say.
  4. SDF250

    SDF250 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    thank you john
  5. CHC

    CHC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    We were advised that, while the services were non-taxable, the materials used may very well be taxable items. You might want to check that out with PA Dept of Revenue or PLNA. Either one of which will probably be happy to send you a copy of the regs.

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