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Florida Sales Tax?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnmaniac883, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Just went to LLC and am trying to get everything together that I need to be 100% legitamate. Have everything worked out except for the sales tax. My company does mostly maintanance services but at times installations. Any Florida guys out there already figure this one out? There seems to be a big grey area on collecting sales tax for performing a service tried a search but came up empty handed? Thanks guys.
  2. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 993

    My accountant said that I don't need to collect tax for maintenance. On installs I just pay tax on the plants when I buy them so that I don't have to collect it from the customer.
  3. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,102

    Yes, as long as the install is not itemized. You have to sell the install as a service and not list what you are selling them within the receipt. This is what both accountants that I use have advised me on anyway.

    I don't collect tax and don't plan on it. Just mark up the materials to where you need them to be for the install and account for your time.
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    As long as you pay sales tax on your materials at the time of purchase and don't itemize the materials on your billing, you're good to go. Use "plant installation" rather than "install (3) viburnum".

    And don't waste time applying for a resale number, you'll regret it in the long run (I own the T-shirt).
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Thats exactly what I was looking for guys, thanks alot!

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