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Ohio sales tax

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by OhioPlower, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    I was wondering if you ohio guys are charging sales tax on plowing? Ive heard yes, no, ive heard only salting, and I asked my accountant today and she said only if I have more than 5K in sales to charge sales tax. So whats the truth???
     
  2. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    ummm no....every reciept gets charged sales tax bud...salting, plowing, and any type of landscaping....you are reporting it arent you?
     
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Everything get charged sales tax. No if's and's or but's.
     
  4. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    side walks don't get taxed .
    So I just charge it with plowing so if it changes I don't care . every county you work in is different. mine is 6.5
     
  5. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Every state is different but I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that accountant of yours is smoking some strong ****.In NY,as in most states that have a sales tax,services as well as property[except real property--ie:real estate] are taxable.Plowing and salting/sanding are services.It's very easy to plead ignorance but do yourself a favor and call the Ohio Sales Tax Dep't. first thing tomorrow and find out all about it.You'll need to get a sales tax authority which enables you to be in compliance.
     
  6. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    www.ohio.gov search it...and yes you are required to charge tax (which is bullsh$$)...the gov'nt has their hand in everything
     
  7. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Thanks guys. I have been charging sales tax on mowing and plowing since ive been in business a few years ago. Yes I claim everything, have a registered business, have million dollar liability insurance etc. I got into a debate with another contractor about it a couple months ago, it looks like I was right, and im sending out bills here soon so I wanted to get that cleared up. Thanks again
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  8. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    id send that bozo contractor you got into an arguement a bill for wasting your time! lol
     
  9. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,504

    No sales tax in WI.:p
     
  10. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    was this for me ?

    If so why ?

    Like I said I charge tax on plowing . you don't have to charge it on walk thats why I bill them walks as plowing. It saves alot of b.s. paper .


    As for the 5k a year .
    I learned that if you make over 5 k than you must pay monthly . If you make under than you only have to pay quarterly.
     
  11. Rickslawn

    Rickslawn Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 20

    why are sidewalk exempt?? That confusing..
     
  12. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Wrong, if you collect over $200 a month in sales taxes, you need to file monthly.

    And everything you do has sales tax attached, unless you do work for a church or non-profit.

    Find a new accountant. :drinkup:
     
  13. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    He's sorta a buddy of mine, we drink a few beers together every once in awhile.
     
  14. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Yes,it was for you.Why would removing snow on sidewalks in Ohio be tax exempt?Makes no sense.As for the $5K a year,thats definitely not what you first said,thus my smoking comment.
     
  15. paradise1229

    paradise1229 Senior Member
    Messages: 308

  16. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Excavation in Ohio is considered a taxable service according to your link.I was surprised that there's not an exemption if the excavation is part of a ''capital improvement''.In NY,a capital improvement[with the correctly completed capital improvement form filled out by the client and kept on file by the contractor] is non-taxable.
     
  17. paradise1229

    paradise1229 Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I appologize for being wrong. I remember having a booklet a few years back and that's what it said. Time for a new booklet to be sent to me! Thanks Tuney
     
  18. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    we have never made less than $200 per month or 5k per year so I've all ways paid monthly thats why i was wrong

    yep i looked at the site $200 per month is correct .:drinkup:

    I'm lost on what your saying here my first post said notating about 5 k .


    could anyone give me a link to where it says plowing is taxed ? I haven't seen the paper work in a few years but in 99 when i was doing the sales tax I saw no tax on walks . thats why i bill them with plowing .
     
  19. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    so you all know every thing .but, a direct like to the sales tax laws on snowplowing ?
     
  20. Elwer Lawn Care

    Elwer Lawn Care PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,495

    This is my question, on the collecting more than $200 a month tax. Is it like an average? Say you collect 300 in taxes one month and 50 in another for example. Im assuming they do the average thing.