1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

Plowing taxable in NYS?

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by lumps, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Do you have to charge sales tax on plowing in NYS?
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    yup everything in y ny is taxable, if you live here you should know that
  3. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    if they pay you with a check your probably should. :D
  4. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    Ok, thanks. I wasn't sure, since there are some services you don't have to pay sales tax on. And yes, I know that you pay income tax on all of it, gotta love it!
  5. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    You dont pay on capital improvements but you do on Plowing...........
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    If anything if you don't charge tax people look at you funny like.
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    if you're doing residential, have your customers pay cash and never show an invoice on your books, then you dont have to charge sales tax. if not, then yes, tax on plowing, salting, sidewalk shoveling, snow removal, the works.
  8. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    When I deliver horse manure---it's TAXABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Welcome to NY-----matter of fact,I just remembered something from this Summer---it wasn't manure,it was my screened topsoil with manure in it---I brought 12 yards to Carl McCall---X comptroller for the state of NY.I was wondering if he was going to say the stupid thing that app. a third of my topsoil clients give me--''There's tax on dirt?''---Well,he didn't--seemed impressed that the .08125 tax was on my invoice and he paid it.He seems like a nice guy.
  9. Green Feet

    Green Feet Member
    Messages: 44

    Often times people quote a price and include it. I add it on top of the price and about 1 in 10 ask why I add tax. Duh?!?!
  10. qualitylawncare

    qualitylawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    All of our prepay contracts have an amount ($250 + Sales Tax) for example. 99% of the time we will only get checks for the $250, then the girls have to invoice them for the sales tax..

    Apparently there is a law in NY that sales tax cannot be quoted as "included in the price". It always has to be added on top of the service cost. :dizzy:
    MACSNOW311 likes this.
  11. Grisi24

    Grisi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    Whoops if that is true Quality then I better change that this year!
  12. RamPainting LLC

    RamPainting LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 194

    That's pretty crazy, we can't tax for selling someone a service out here. I did grow up in Westchester, NY tho, so I can't really be to surprised :)
  13. evertonyardcare

    evertonyardcare Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    Yes snowplowing is taxable in NYS:redbounce:redbounce