I have to start charging my customers sales tax for the services I offer. This means I will calculate in an extra 6.35% to the total cost of certain services that I already offer to my clients including lawn cuts. I am afraid that if I tack on this extra amount (even though in some cases it literally is only a few bucks more) that some clients will not take it lightly and may consider dropping me. However, by state law and tax regulation I am required to charge it and I am just following the rules. My question is has anyone had to deal with this before and any suggestions on how I should propose this to my clients before the 2012 season begins? I don't usually do contracts but I am considering sending out a letter to all my clients before the season starts explaining that I am required to charge sales tax and that the price for certain services will increase accordingly. I always make sure to go the extra mile and always perform great work for my customers and I hope they will keep this in mind. I will also try to meet some of them halfway but I can not afford to cut myself short due to the fact that I have bills to pay too!