Texas sales tax?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by millenium_123, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. millenium_123

    millenium_123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Do any of you guys in Texas charge sales tax? My accountant is after me about it, but I really dont want the hassle.:hammerhead:
  2. cvcook

    cvcook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    State Comprtoller contacted me months ago, wanted to know why I wasn't charging tax. I told them I don't sale anything, he said labor is taxable:mad:

    SNAPPER MAN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    You have to. I never thought I had to but got a call from the state comptroller criminal investigative division because someone reported that I wasn't charging sales tax. Apparently I owe for two years back. If I do not pay it is a felony. So either charge it or do everything in cash.
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  4. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    You guys have to charge individuals sales tax? Here we only have to charge businesses, not individual customers. So sales tax is only collected from commercial accounts.
  5. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,719

    Have for years. What is funny is the things you are supposed to charge tax for and what is not taxable. Like if you cut limbs off a tree that is not taxable but if you haul them off then that is taxable. If yo build a retaining wall for water erosion than that is not taxable but if you build a retaining wall for looks than that is taxable, ect.....

    Another thing you may not know is if get your Texas Sales and use Permit and buy plants wholesale, or even retail, and deliver and plant them you are supposed to have a Texas Nursery and Floral Permit.
  6. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,554

    Taxable Services
    May 2003

    If you operate a service business in Texas, you may be required to collect sales tax.

    Real property services
    Extermination and pest control, garbage and other waste collection or removal, janitorial and custodial services (including parking lot sweeping or cleaning), landscaping and lawn maintenance (including tree surgery and plant leasing), and surveying.
  7. southtx

    southtx LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Yup been collecting for the past 8 years.
  8. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

  9. PLS-Tx

    PLS-Tx LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,383

    Yes, for almost 20 years.

    Hassle??? Just wait until the comptroller finds out your not paying it!!!!

    You need to listen to your cpa.
  10. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    It's ok, don't worry about the hassle, the Texas State Comptroller will do the work of figuring up your amounts owed, fines and late penalties while you are sitting there trying to find somebody to buy your equipment to pay them. I mean, you DO know the state of Texas has been policing this board for a while now and using it to find people that are stupid enough to openly admit to not collecting and remitting their sales tax, AND put their business name in their signature information.

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