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Do I charge sales tax in Tennessee?

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by new2nash, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. new2nash

    new2nash LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    I searched all the sale tax threads and looked at the TN govt. site but could not clearly ascertain if I must charge sales tax on lawn mowing, pruning, landscape installation, etc. in the Nashville, TN area. Any insight on this would be appreciated.
  2. Braxton

    Braxton LawnSite Member
    from TN
    Messages: 81

    I am not an lco, but I am planning to open a business in March. In preparing to do so, I contacted the TN dept. of Revenue to ask about sales tax. I was told that lawn care is a service, and therefore not taxable. If you sell items, however, it is taxable. So, if you sell a customer a tree outright, you must charge tax. If, however, you plant the tree, it is a service and you do not charge tax. At least, this is how I understood what they told me. If I'm wrong, someone correct me, please.

    You might contact the dept. of revenue yourself for a more detailed answer or more info.

    Hope that helps.


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