commercial bidding and sales taxes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by venecular, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. venecular

    venecular LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 122

    When you guys make a bid on a commercial property do you state your bid amount per month and then charge a sales tax at the bottom or do you calculate it in the total bid package.

    I am trying to figure out how I should do this so I am not stuck at the end of the year paying taxes.

  2. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    How you show it has nothing to do with paying it. Whether you bury it in the price or show the sales tax is up to you. You just need to keep track in your software program.
  3. ken50

    ken50 LawnSite Member
    from tx
    Messages: 142

    I think in Texas you are required to show the sales tax as a separate line on your invoice. Check with your state to see. When bidding, I simply show the price for service, and then I list separately the sales tax, and then give them a total.
  4. venecular

    venecular LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Messages: 122

    thanks for the input
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,373

    It's in the total price, with a line item that says "sales tax included when applicable".

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