taxing lawn clients?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by bigjeeping, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
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    first year in, mowing 60 residential yards, planning on going legal next summer (lic, insur, w/c).. DOES SALES TAX APPLY ON LAWN WORK? ANY OF IT?

    still learning...
  2. LandscapeSolutions

    LandscapeSolutions LawnSite Member
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    For any servise no sales tax applies.

    But if you sell a product you should be charging sales tax on the product sold.

    Income tax....yes, you damn well better pay!

    If your really serious about going legit, consult a lawyer. They can review all your bid/estimate documents and make sure your safe on the legal front.
  3. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    You gonna pay all your back taxes on your income from THIS year too????
  4. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
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    Actually it depends on where you live. I'm required to collect sales tax on lawn mowing here. But certain services I offer are not taxable.
  5. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,924

    Gogetter is right -- the matter is a state-by-state issue. In our area, there is even a distinction from county to county (one county keeps 1% of the state collection).

    Check with your accountant. They can get you in touch with the right state agency to apply for a license, how to submit, etc.
  6. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
    from Zone 8
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    How did you get that many?
  7. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. Scotts' Yard Care

    Scotts' Yard Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    our state doesn't apply sales tax to services yet but we sure do pay state and federal taxes. They want their piece of your pie and you had better keep careful records of expenses and income.
  9. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    here only on biz and rentals... commercial stuff
  10. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    totally incorect, state to state, in ohio if you make more then 5000, you must collect sales tax, there is alot more to this then just putting out flyers and mowing lawns.....

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