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Sales Tax

Discussion in 'Lawn Care Business Management' started by Myers Mowing, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Myers Mowing

    Myers Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I do lawn care maintenance on a property that is owned by a company that is out of state, do we charge them sales tax?
  2. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Yes,the service is in your state. At least that's how I do it.
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    Your question implies that you hold a Sales Tax license, and regularly collect from others.

    Assuming this is the case, then you must have access to the provisions of your license, either on paper, or online. Since every state manages their Sales Tax collections differently, your best path for an answer is the TX Dept of Revenue (or whoever manages the Sales Tax licensing). Trying to get an answer on LS with contractors in every state (and some in other countries) is not going to get you the answer you need. Getting answers for others on how they work in their state is not of help. Your own licensing agency is the only sure source of the right answer.
  4. Woody82986

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

    Yes you collect it. They are doing business in Texas on property located in Texas and therefore local and state sales taxes are applicable.
  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    In Arkansas you do also if the property is owned by and paid for by a Business. All taxes apply.
    I have had residential customer's work out of their home and pay by business check......they get taxed also.
  6. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,280

    Only matters where the work is being done.
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    In, PA, it is the contractor's domocile, not work location.

    This is why these threads must be referenced to the state rules. What applies on one state may not apply in another. Rules are state-unique.
  8. rkk95

    rkk95 LawnSite Member
    from west PA
    Messages: 165

    Posted via Mobile Device.

    Are you saying that because I am located in butler county that if I do work in allegheny county I only do 6% in allegheny county? I have always done 6% in butler county and 7% in allegheny county. It is a real pain in the a** and I am going to check into that a little more.
  9. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    rkk95 - My post reflects my understanding. I do not live in Allegheny county, but have a couple of residential customers in A. Co. Yes, I collect 6% from them, just as I do for customers outside A. Co. The domicile explanation was given to me long ago by an accountant, and i have followed that guide.

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