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Sales Tax on plowing? New York?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by mrplowjr_ez_v, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. mrplowjr_ez_v

    mrplowjr_ez_v Member
    Messages: 35

    Was looking at a sample contract and ti states sales tax on NY and NJ customers.


    Should I be charging sales tax in NY?:salute:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    New York and Taxes Are the same thing. Yes, you have to charge sales tax.

    Sub total
    + Sales tax
    ----------------
    Total price
     
  3. mrplowjr_ez_v

    mrplowjr_ez_v Member
    Messages: 35

    Thats what I thought and how I sent out my contracts, figured if necessary I could refund the difference.

    Hillary:payup
     
  4. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Yes.. Monroe County 8%
     
  5. mrplowjr_ez_v

    mrplowjr_ez_v Member
    Messages: 35


    you mean 8.25% right?payup
     
  6. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    No, I mean 8%......................... Thats the Monroe County sales tax rate.
     
  7. mrplowjr_ez_v

    mrplowjr_ez_v Member
    Messages: 35


    Yep you're right, man where have I been... I though for sure that the rate had gone up a year or two ago... Maybe it went down, or maybe I've just lost it.
     
  8. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I dont charge sales tax. I didn't think you had to because it's considered a service not a product. Im not sure if you have to or not. I'll ask my accountant at tax time and find out for sure.
     
  9. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380


    You absolutely do have to collect sales tax.
     
  10. procut1

    procut1 Senior Member
    Messages: 380

    I wouldent wait for tax time to find out.
     
  11. JPMAKO

    JPMAKO Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    You should not be charging it. You should be collecting it though...
    The best advice is to seek the advice of an accountant as they will be able to answer all of your questions. I know that I got a letter telling me that the rate changed from 8.25% to 8% and also not to collect on clothing purchases under a certain amount.


    Jason
     
  12. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Every sale or service in NY is subject to sales tax..

    With the exception of:

    some clothing and food items
    Capital Improvement projects
    Tax Exempt organizations

    Other than that.. There are no if, ands, or butttts collect itwesport