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Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by FIREMAN Q, Aug 23, 2005.


    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I was just wondering what the best way to do the whole sales tax thing. Do most of you give a price plus tax or is tax usually included in your bid. I'm struggling a little bit to decide what is a better option.

    thanks in advance for the help

  2. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 678

    In Michigan there is no sales tax for services.
  3. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    In Minnesota, there's sales tax on everything landscaping or lawn care related, but no sales tax on snowplowing or firewood sales. Go figure.
  4. Ken1zk

    Ken1zk Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Here in New York everything is taxed, services like plowing and salting and materials like the salt itself. I add the tax as a separate line item in the bill since according to New York State law you "Must show applicable sales tax the customer or client pays as a separate line item." If i quote a price to a customer ill say something like "For the season your driveway will be $450.00 plus tax."

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    thanks. I just found out that CT you can do either. The invoice has to say "plus tax" or "tax is included" .