Starting in Tennessee?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mjealey, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. mjealey

    mjealey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 475

    Alright guys, I have called local government and I keep getting several different awnsers. Here are my questions:

    1. In tennessee do you have to get a federal tax ID#?

    2. In the Knoxville area who else do you have to register your business? Some people have told me that I do not need a license if I a just going to be mowing. Is this true?

    Anybody from Tennessee please help me!
  2. marthanmike1959

    marthanmike1959 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I was going to work part time in Cookeville Tn i injured my back so i will have to put off for awhile.I checked with local goverment here and i would have to get city and county license .Tax id i dont know didnt get that far this year.
  3. brianhanson37

    brianhanson37 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    I'm pretty sure if your just a sole-proprietor, your able to use your SSN as your Tax ID but it looks more business like if you have one. I have been wrong before though.
  4. Wayne's Lawn Service

    Wayne's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 184

    The only sure thing about gov't. is that you will get a different answer every time you call.

    I think you would be find it beneficial to call a CPA firm and ask them what would be required for your local area and state requirements from a reporting standpoint. They will be able to help you get started.

    If you want any help with bidding, contracts, marketing templates, etc. check out my web site at [COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR]. We have many different manuals and Cd's that will help you with your business.

    Good luck.

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