sales tax on lawn maintenance in texas

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 24/48, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. 24/48

    24/48 LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 31

    i have conflicting reports whether to tax lawn maintenance or not. i am in texas and am just trying to find out whether to charge tax. i do not sell anything. only lawn maintenance.
  2. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    I believe the magic number is $5,000 if I am not mistaken. If you gross over $5,000 in a year, you must charge sales tax. Someone back me up on this.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    hay 24/48 I'm in Texas too. I just left the Dallas area and now I'm west of Houston...

    just thought I'de say howdy..

    and YES u need to charge taxes...labor is now taxable
  4. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    Unfortunately lawn mowing is considered a real property service so the tax is mandated.
  5. 24/48

    24/48 LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Messages: 31

    i appreciate the info. just getting going and just making sure i am doing it right.
  6. twj721

    twj721 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    Maybe this will help you if it will show up not promising anything

  7. pclawncare

    pclawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 991

    Anyone have any idea on oklahoma's laws?
  8. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    You've been in business for 6 years and you're just now looking into the business codes for this?

    I'm sorry, this isn't to jab at anybody, but with everybody asking in this thread, who goes into "business" without examining what procedures/codes/regulations they will have to follow and adhere to?
  9. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    Guys do your home work

    and pay your taxes if ya dont they can take your home

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