legal/under table? get real

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by outrunjason, Feb 10, 2002.


Do you operate Legal or under the table?

Poll closed Feb 17, 2002.
  1. Legal

    44 vote(s)
  2. Not legal

    8 vote(s)
  1. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Messages: 718

    I was wondering how many operate legal. Like pay taxes and are registered with the countys.

  2. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Still waitin' for a response on this one?

    Of course everybody is legal on here.................what about you?
  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Legal. Pay insurance, workman's compensation, taxes (you name it). File Scheule C with tax return. Operate as LLC.
  4. plymouthvaliant73

    plymouthvaliant73 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Legal, schedule C, no employees. Registration not required because I use my own name.
  5. longslawn

    longslawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 201

    Legal. Pay taxes, insurances and withhold taxes on employees. It makes it tough bidding againist others but thats the way I want to operate. I want to be consider a professional business.
  6. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Filing for a LLC designation on Monday. Have not started cutting yet. Will not have employees in year 1 or 2 (maybe a sub contractor to trim in year 2). Getting quotes for insurance but will have in place before Feb 20, still trying to figure out sales tax in ohio (not convinced it is required given differing opinions on the board).

    Good Luck Jason.

  7. thartz

    thartz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 486

    If your not legal you had better be soon. I'm sure big brother never looks at web sights like this to see what we're up to.I have to go a black helicopter just flew overhead. JK
  8. visions landscape

    visions landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Sometimes I really get a kick out of the ?s that get asked on this site.
  9. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
    Messages: 718

    I thought I would stir up something here. I have talked to a lot of lawn care companies in my neighborhood. Most of them say they don't pay taxes. The dont have a number in the phone book etc. I checked this out and there right. Most all except cash. So I just wanted to know who would be honest with this. My scare is this. I have an assault charge and am on probation. I just messed up. I am afraid I will not be able to get a solicitars license and a business name after the check.

  10. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,915

    So are you saying that if they don't let you get a business license you will just do the business illegally since everyone else does? That's learning from your mistakes!
    I would think they would be happy to license you because that would be doing something constructive. I have no idea what the laws are here much less in Texas. All you can do is ask and find out.
    Maybe you could work a little deal with the law and tell them you know of some illegal businesses and would like to trade some names for time off of your probation.
    I bust my a$$ to make things work for me and I am 110% legit and those that aren't are worthless pieces of ****! I hope they get their just reward. Not much lower of a human being than not paying taxes and then coming up with some BS excuse for why.
    Good luck with your business outrunjason, just do it right and legit.

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