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New equipment questions

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by WestMich, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. WestMich

    WestMich LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I'm just starting out this year and will be buying some equipment over the next few weeks. I just submitted my LLC articles yesterday. Will be applying for my EIN after the LLC article comes back. My question is... can I get "wholesale" discounts on new equipment and do I need to pay sales tax on equipment used as part of the business? (Trailer, mowers, etc). Thanks for the help.
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    no you will not get wholesale discounts. you might get a good deal from specific dealer if you are buying a good amount of stuff from them.
  3. WestMich

    WestMich LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks. I checked with a trailer dealer and he cleared up the sales tax quetion too.
  4. bigmudder77

    bigmudder77 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    if its wholesale its already at a discounted price
  5. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    The only things you can get at discounted or wholesale prices are items that you would resell. This includes things mulch, plants, trees, sod, stone, and fertilizer to mention a few. Your LLC formation papers and EIN number have nothing to do proving eligibility. What you need is a sales tax number or similar document if you live in a sales tax free state from the state.
  6. WestMich

    WestMich LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Thanks for the advice.

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