weird question....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by theWRIGHTcut, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. theWRIGHTcut

    theWRIGHTcut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    i have an account in which the guy who pays me owns his OWN lab accessories company... based in his home... he pays me with company checks... so would it be safe to consider this a commercial account? or should i just call it residential since he lives here, it's his home... but i'd say a good 5-7 people are there working everytime i'm there....

    sorry if this is dumb?
  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 2,128

    Does it really matter or are you trying to figure this out for some sort of insurance reason or something like that? If this is just for your own bookkeeping, I don't see how it would make any difference. I'd call it a residence, personally. Alot of people run their companys out of the house.
  3. theWRIGHTcut

    theWRIGHTcut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    i'm not sure, mostly for self gratification i like to think commercial accounts are a bigger gain for my business... he pays me like 25$ more than a lawn that size should be priced at too... mostly just wondering
  4. NINER

    NINER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    call it what you want. Like you said it pays $25.00 more than others.
  5. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    According to the "TaxMan" - if you get paid with a company check, it's a commercial account.

    You know damn well he's claiming his home office as part of his business to the IRS.
  6. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 293

    Older Italian guy with a heavy accent?
  7. theWRIGHTcut

    theWRIGHTcut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    na that's not him
  8. brandtb1

    brandtb1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 153

    Call it a good deal. I would consider it residental since it is more than likely zoned residental only. If someone turned him in and he had to move the business, but you kept the yard, it would be residental. I would not have a problem with you saying you cut commercial properties also, but to me it would be residental.
  9. theWRIGHTcut

    theWRIGHTcut LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    alright, yeah that makes sense... i mean this doesn't depend on anything other than me just wanting to know... so if i want now i can say i have 2 commercial accounts! haha but the first one is truly commercial
  10. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,207

    Don't overthink this.....the guy pays with his business checks so he can deduct it as a writeoff on taxes.

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