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Taxes?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by eazy, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 51

    Hello,
    Have a question on Taxes. I live in the Texas area were the sales tax is 8.25. The question is, If I estimate a job (mow a yard and so on) for 100 dollars, do I charge 108.25?
    My girlfriends brother in law said that you cannot include sales taxes on services.

    If you could, please give some input on how you include taxes so you will not get yourself in trouble.

    Thanks for your time,
    eazy
     
  2. Woody82986

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

    You don't need to tax residential lawns but any work you do for a commercial business you should be adding tax to and reporting that money to your collector.
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    charge $108.25. Your girlfriends brother in law is as crazy as your sales tax%
     
  4. badranman

    badranman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Ours is 15%!:eek:
     
  5. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 51

    Thanks for the early input. But, Why don't you have to charge sales taxes for residential lawns?

    Thanks,
    eazy
     
  6. Woody82986

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

    That's a good question. I'm not really too sure but that is what my accountant tells me.
     
  7. CLCODY3

    CLCODY3 LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2

  8. eazy

    eazy LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 51

    Hey CLCody 3, Great site, Thanks for your time and help!!

    It is people like this and others with their input that make this site such a great one!!!

    Thanks,
    eazy
     
  9. missytheaccountant

    missytheaccountant LawnSite Member
    from Bama
    Messages: 45

    Come work in alabama.....there is no sales tax on labor....lol
     
  10. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,697

    No sales taxes on labor in MI, either. But our fine liberal governor is working to change that.
     

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