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Ohio guys

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by The landscaper, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    I think it has come up before, but....In ohio, how is the sales tax worked out. Do you have to charge customers this sales tax?

    And, do you need a service license/business license?
     
  2. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,830

    -yes, you charge the customer sales tax. whether you decide to give it as a fixed price and not address the tax with the customer is up to you (just back out the tax to come up with the taxable amount).

    -yes, you need a vendor's license.

    you can also use the search feature for "ohio sales tax" for the previous threads.
     
  3. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Which way do you offer it. Do you add it in the price, or put it on the bills seperately.
     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,830

    we add it as the final line item. it brings the quoted price down (we add a "sales tax not included" fine print) and i've never had anyone complain as it's typical for anything else people purchase.
     
  5. The landscaper

    The landscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Thanks, I need to check more into it.
     
  6. MacLawnCo

    MacLawnCo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,847

    if you have a fixed price for tax, you are going to eat it if your county goes and changes anything. I know from experience. If you think counties dont change much, there was probably near a dozen last year. Food for thought.
     
  7. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,267

    Set up your invoice to show the tax at all time's that way they know they are paying it.

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