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sales tax for equipment

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by jf69, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. jf69

    jf69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Wondering if we are required to pay sales tax on new equipment/and general supplies we need for our euipment?
  2. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,792

    Somebody always pays sales tax. Either you or the customer.
  3. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    here you do.
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    In New York you do pay sales tax on equipment.

    For supplies used for resale you can either pay the sales tax, and then take the credit when you file your sales tax. Or you can use a resale certificate and not pay the sales tax but collect it from the customer and send it in.
  5. jf69

    jf69 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Thanks I know for supplies for resale, but if I were to buy a new mower or something, or like blades, plugs, or maintenance things for equipment.
  6. wbw

    wbw LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,792

    The rule of thumb is that the end user pays the sales tax. In this case it would be you.

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