Sales Tax?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jocko1104, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Wisconsin has sales tax and I have to collect 5.5% for my county.

    That .5% goes to help the Green Bay Slackers build a new stadium.
    I'm tryin to impose a .05% tax to help MY business grow but so far it isn't working.

    Taxes suck when they are used like this.
  2. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,415

    One of our FAQs on our website.

    <b>Click Here </b>
  3. jocko1104

    jocko1104 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    Nice website. But I think that bites about the tax. The guidlines to come under the taxable service are nearly impossible, make less than $5000!! Thats rich! The state never misses thier cut do they? I can see why alot of guys work for cash.
  4. tailoredlook

    tailoredlook LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    collect sales tax in PA but only on maint. Mowing, fert etc. Not on landscaping or pruning unless you are there to mowlawn customer asks you to prune bush or plant flowers then it is taxable. No tax on seed or sod if you are starting new lawn but is taxable if lawn exists and you are trying to fix bare spots. If you understand this then please explain it to me.
  5. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    well then I've been doing it wrong for too accountant, and after reading the state rules I agreed with him...says that everything we do is taxable EXCEPT tree trimming and snow removal...I know other companies who are charging sales tax on landscape installs like I do....dont you love our 'commonwealth' theres a word to gag a maggot....
  6. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608


    That .5% sales tax will send you to the poor house. I would gladly pay more to help and KEEP a great team in the smallest pro city in the US. I wish the cities in SE VA could come together and have a pro team. GO PACKERS!!!!!
  7. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    Well, wojo, go ahead and pay for sports if you like, everyone has things they like to spend money on, but Mow ed's point was, Why should we subsidize new stadiums so that millionaires can play children's games? Why? :confused:
    It just doesn't make sense to me.
  8. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    Don't professional sports teams create revenue and jobs for the local economy also? The players may be millionaires and whining babies sometimes (OK, most of the time), but the big picture of staying a major league town and attracting tourists and major business to the area along with all the tax revenue genterated by them should offset the measly .5% sales tax the residents of Brown county have to pay. .5% = $5.00 on a $1000 purchase. Not a big investment for the return in my opinion, and we all know what opinions are like. :D

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