charging sales tax

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jungerla, May 4, 2013.

  1. jungerla

    jungerla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    when bidding a new job do you find it better to lump the sales tax in and give them 1 price or go for what you want to bid and then explain you have to charge tax so it will be bid price + tax.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    Check your state law, in most state it must be a separate line item.
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  3. jungerla

    jungerla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Never thought of that I mean I guess I do it separate on my books just sometimes I feel like people want to hear one all inclusive price
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  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Need to list price then plus tax.
  5. shane-pa

    shane-pa LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    PA law says lawn mowing and anything you do to a lawn is taxable. For my customers, I give them a price and tell them plus tax. Most are shocked because the last guy didn't charge the tax. The last guy didn't have a license either. I have had to show a couple customers the revenue code.
  6. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,453

    I figure all my prices including taxes if that is what you are asking, my invoices will include a base price + my state tax rate which brings it to the agreed on price.
  7. fatz

    fatz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I always give the customer the price and tell them plus tax. Some are shocked, some aren't.
  8. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,984

    Give the price and say plus sales tax.

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