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increasing prices to cover 2% payroll tax increase?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by lawnsaspire, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,687

    Anyone increasing prices to cover the higher tax rate for self employment, aka payroll tax for this year? Just wondering if as I'm trying to figure how much to increase to cover yet another challenging tax situation.
  2. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,099

    You are kidding right? What percentage of your companies gross is your salary? Lets be generous and say 25%. Now your expenses just went up 1/4 of a percent and you are going to have an increase to address that issue.
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  3. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
    from zone 6
    Messages: 1,814

    Stop watching the news programs and get out your calculator or spreadsheets
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  4. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    Higher tax ?
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  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,392

    Could easily be another 1-3k depending on the number of employees
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  6. britsteroni

    britsteroni LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    The number of employees has nothing to do with it. The 2% increase doesn't effect the business owner except for for his/her own salary. Remember that the payroll tax savings was on the employee side, not the employeer side of the social security tax.
  7. keithslawnc

    keithslawnc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 209

    He is correct! Employers never had the exemption.
  8. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,392

    Oh I see. Interesting.
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  9. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,687

    its just me here guys. no employees
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  10. Alluring Lawns

    Alluring Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    He is probably talking about the 2 percent increase in the self-employment tax in 2013 ( from 13.3 to 15.3). So yes it is a valid question.

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