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Old 01-28-2012, 12:10 PM
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Just curious....

How much tax are you guys forced to charge your clients on let's say $100?

It's about $15 for me.

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Have you ever had any problems where a client refused to pay, because your price was too high after taxes?
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I was quoting without tax say $100 then $12.70 in tax added but I got a lot of complaints about it. Like I was price gouging and trying to add charges to the bill. It wasnt just residential but a hotel too. They sent the payment in without tax. I had to speak with them to get them to pay taxes. Which is kinda funny because when the rent a room they add taxes afterwards just like I do.

So I started putting the tax in the quotes to eliminate this. Sometimes I might be higher because of it but the customer will probably notice I was the only one charging tax. If they have half a brain theyll figure out I'm the legit one.
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What kind of services do you guys have to charge tax on? In my state I don't have to charge tax on services such as mowing, fert, etc. If you have to charge tax on every service that would deff suck.
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my state nj is 7% sales tax and that is the only one i have to charge at the point of sale and the rest for me is just income and payroll.
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15% sales Tax (HST) on everything we buy or pay for except food, hardwood and furnace fuel....mots presecipruin drugs.

Yes some people buck however I do not make the rules however I have to follow them
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8.75% sales tax here in NY on everything, The county I live in is the highest % in the state.
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15% sales Tax (HST) on everything we buy or pay for except food, hardwood and furnace fuel....mots presecipruin drugs.

Yes some people buck however I do not make the rules however I have to follow them
WOW, thats a lot in sales tax.
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We are lucky that we don't have to charge a service tax.

They tried to do a service tax a few years ago, it got passed but didn't even get to take effect, because the out cry from businesses made law makers repeal it.
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It was a pretty big issue getting some folks to pay sales tax when I first started. Some even told me it was illegal to charge sales tax. They were wrong of course. Hilariously wrong.

Mowing is taxable in PA. Leaf removal and snow removal is not.
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Man, I am thankful mowing is not taxable in my state of Nebraska. I can see how that would complicate things. We do have to charge tax on pesticides applications such as grub control... but not fert or herbicides. mowing, snow removal, is tax free but if I remove leafs from a gutter on a house its taxable, same as powerwashing a drive is no tax, powerwashing a house is....
How do you guys pay these taxes? Is it quarterly or yearly?
With tax season comming up how do you guys prepare or stay orgainized? Any tips would be nice! What tax "tricks" have you guys learned over the years?
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