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Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 03-21-2013, 05:29 AM
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Posted By RoughCut
The IRS has a detailed list that classifies sub...

The IRS has a detailed list that classifies sub contractors. If you stay within the guide lines,yes you can use them as subcontractors. I know that they have to have their own equipment and do work...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-12-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By RoughCut
Hire an accountant at first. Have them show you...

Hire an accountant at first. Have them show you how to set up payroll, and book keeping. Then buy a accounting program (software) and do your own if you're comfortable with it. Most accountants have...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-08-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,724
Posted By RoughCut
This was a 1099 issue. IRS classified them as...

This was a 1099 issue. IRS classified them as employees.Now I keep detailsd records. Everything is backed by paper. Every dollar is accounted for.The last 10 years I have had no problems with the...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-08-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,724
Posted By RoughCut
If I tell the whole story, it'll be a book. Short...

If I tell the whole story, it'll be a book. Short story is this: Accountant didn't do their job correctly, caused an audit. Found workers classified wrong, had to pay back taxes, interest, and...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-07-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,724
Posted By RoughCut
My 2 cents again. Here's what I do. I work...

My 2 cents again. Here's what I do. I work alone,any job I can't do I hire it done. I have never had a problem of going behind my back and stealing a customer. At first I took every Job, now I only...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-07-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,949
Posted By RoughCut
Thanks, I'll start looking at the Hustler mowers....

Thanks, I'll start looking at the Hustler mowers. The information was great, just what I was looking for. Most of the mowing will be done with a tractor and bush hog, I'm planing to use the z only to...
Forum: Lawn Care Employees Discussions 02-06-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,724
Posted By RoughCut
Not a good idea. I did it when I owned a...

Not a good idea. I did it when I owned a construction company. "Everyone was doing it". Long story short, cost me $40,000.00. IRS came knocking on my door. Took my equipment, gave it back 2 months...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-06-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,949
Posted By RoughCut
Thanks everyone. I mow about 150 acres of bank...

Thanks everyone. I mow about 150 acres of bank owned subdivisions. Smallest is 12 acres. Average are 30-40 acres. 40 acres are steep, will slide a 4wd tractor if not careful. Most is grass/weeds, I...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-06-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,949
Posted By RoughCut
Thanks for the imput. I have brush hogs. Just...

Thanks for the imput. I have brush hogs. Just trying to get mowing done faster. Takes a 35' trailer to haul a 60" brush hog and a 12' bat wing mower on. Looked at Scag because of deck thickness, and...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-05-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,949
Posted By RoughCut
Thanks, I have tried about every ztr on the...

Thanks, I have tried about every ztr on the market. What is your pick of a good mower to do what I want. It needs to be a ztr as I have to many acres to walk.
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-04-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,949
Posted By RoughCut
Yes, Dealer told me I could demo it for a week....

Yes, Dealer told me I could demo it for a week. He will also bring it to the job and pick it up.I have never bought new equipment always old. Like the fact that dealer will supply a loaner if the new...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 02-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,949
Posted By RoughCut
Was reading over some old post and came across...

Was reading over some old post and came across this one. Yesterday looked at the new scag cheetah. I mow alot of vacant lots, most are 12 acres or more. I use a 60" ztr to mow curbs, lot pins and...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-01-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,477
Posted By RoughCut
I don't want to discourage you, but of the few I...

I don't want to discourage you, but of the few I have done, only a few have been real profitable. I have never lost money on any of them. Things to keep in mind. Most are prevailing wage of county...
Forum: Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 02-01-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,477
Posted By RoughCut
Be careful with state contracts. You can be out...

Be careful with state contracts. You can be out of business real fast. Make sure you read the contract carefully, and then take it to a lawyer before signing. Remember state's don't pay on a timely...
Forum: Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 01-30-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,530
Posted By RoughCut
I'm not a expert also, but have repaired too many...

I'm not a expert also, but have repaired too many motors. Most parts fit many different brands. So BS might not use a locking plate. If the old connecting rod didn't have it,don't use it. That being...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-28-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,092
Posted By RoughCut
I have added this as a divison to my construction...

I have added this as a divison to my construction company. Still using same business cards. Here's why: I do alot of building maintenance was thinking lawn care would add another service for my...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,092
Posted By RoughCut
Finish mowers

I own 2 zero turn mowers a 50" and 60" I also have a 84" for my tractor. I already own all the equipment. May need to get a 36" walk behind yet? I own and mow 6 acres of wooded land. Also have A JD...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-25-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,092
Posted By RoughCut
New here

My name is Lowell, I have owned my own construction company for 35 years. Started brush hogging and lot maintenance about 10 years ago. Have ownly done wide area mowing and clearing. Smallest job 12...
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