Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Starting a lawn care business.

Starting a lawn care business. How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.

Legal start up


Starting a lawn care business.

How to start a lawn mowing business, lawn care business, or landscaping business. If you are starting a lawn care business, ask your questions here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-30-2007, 06:51 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 30
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 9
makbootzy
Default

Can someone tell me everything I would need as far as tax id and so on to legally operate dba and no employees in Leavenworth County Kansas?
__________________
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 12-30-2007, 07:16 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
A dba is DOING BUSINESS AS so you need NO Tax ID # to operate under the DBA, you will use your SS# and fill Form "C" itemized or keep good accounting records and print a BALANCE SHEET, A FINANCIAL SHEET and A P&L (profit and loss) give these to the accountant and they will take it from there. MAKE SURE YOU KEEP ALL RECEPTS.


THIS IS NOT LEAGEL ADVISE ONLY BUSINESS ADVISE!

IF you want to have a TAX ID # you can get one online, here is the link to it. be sure to read it all. DBA's are not required to have (EIN's) but it would be a good idea to have one.

http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...=98350,00.html

Hope this is heplful
Tim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-30-2007, 07:33 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 30
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 9
makbootzy
Default

Thank you for the fast response and help. I was wondering about license and bonding and cost for these? I searched and I see I need to call insurance company to be bonded and I will get a price on that. So I guess its will just be how to get licensed
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-30-2007, 07:45 PM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I'm kind of glad someone bought this up.
I have my LLC. What would be the benefits of the tax ID# opposed to just using my ss#?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-30-2007, 07:51 PM
makbootzy's Avatar
makbootzy makbootzy is offline
Rick
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Leavenworth, Lansing KS
Age: 30
Posts: 265
Rep Power: 9
makbootzy
Default

I was going to start llc but decided not too bc I dont own a house or anything. I just tried to get me ein but the site wont be able to until the the 1st.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-30-2007, 09:20 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,970
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] ]What would be the benefits of the tax ID# opposed to just using my ss#?
Well I guess first off, you won't have to worry about others getting your ss# off of your tax forms and that will cut down on potential identity theft.

Also the corp is it's own legal entity.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2007, 02:30 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (quickcleanlawn @ Dec. 30 2007,8:45)]I'm kind of glad someone bought this up.
I have my LLC. What would be the benefits of the tax ID# opposed to just using my ss#?
If you are a LLC then you NEED a EIN. STOP using your SS# if you don't the LLC will not seperate you from the business.

Even if you don't have employee's on a payroll you need the EIN and you need to put yourself on the payroll even if it is just you and then you can list all other help as CASUAL LABOR. By putting yourself on the payroll you will be able to seperate the tax money easier between yo and the business (seperating means who, what part & when pays the taxs owed quartly or yearly)(quarterly is easier and best way).
you need to talk to your accountant about this ASAP.

This will stop RED FLAGS at the IRS. Trust ME I know about red flags and there is nothing good about it at all.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-31-2007, 04:28 AM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Here is more helpful Info for starting a business and TAX guidelines.



http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...=99336,00.html

This is very important Info please read all of it.

Good Luck
Tim
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-31-2007, 08:19 AM
quickcleanlawn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

ok so lets say I have a past due personal bank account,
If I use my tax ID# I should be able to open a new business account right.
This is an area where I'm having problems.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-31-2007, 08:04 PM
realhuntin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by [b
Quote[/b] (quickcleanlawn @ Dec. 31 2007,9:19)]ok so lets say I have a past due personal *bank account,
If I use my tax ID# I should be able to open a new business account right.
This is an area where I'm having problems.
First I would get thas bank issues cleared up. Then I would hire an Accountant. Go over the books and re-evaluate everything.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Yesterday 11:13 PM
by JohnsLawnCare
12 216
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
Yesterday 09:14 PM
by Chilehead
19 764
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
by Jhoell
0 43
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
06-24-2016 07:26 PM
by acrajchel
9 10,093
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,124
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-24-2016 06:59 PM
by acrajchel
7 3,034
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
06-24-2016 06:48 PM
by acrajchel
2 1,383
Checmial Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
by acrajchel
0 41
Ybravo 25 mowers
SGL1
06-11-2016 09:52 AM
06-21-2016 03:44 PM
by acrajchel
5 289
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-17-2016 08:46 AM
by SGL1
10 375
Help a Brother Out -...
Hedgemaster
01-23-2012 04:19 PM
06-17-2016 08:28 AM
by SGL1
94 34,466
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
06-17-2016 06:08 AM
by SGL1
20 844
anyone interested in a...
GoGreenerKS
06-16-2016 01:00 PM
06-17-2016 02:58 AM
by SC93
4 166
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
06-16-2016 05:28 PM
by acrajchel
3 323
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-23-2016 10:07 AM
06-16-2016 05:27 PM
by acrajchel
2 314
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
06-16-2016 05:24 PM
by acrajchel
6 428
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
06-16-2016 05:22 PM
by acrajchel
9 539
How can I fix my...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
06-10-2016 07:47 PM
06-16-2016 05:19 PM
by acrajchel
2 224
Need a lil help
Cpadgett
06-05-2016 09:51 AM
06-16-2016 05:17 PM
by acrajchel
5 353
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
06-16-2016 05:01 PM
by acrajchel
4 9,754
New Member from...
tiptoppmanager
06-15-2016 07:39 AM
06-15-2016 03:18 PM
by SC93
2 165
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-14-2016 08:16 AM
by poppyanne
1,252 438,007
Brand new fish pond
Flynn landscaping 2016
06-12-2016 09:53 AM
06-13-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 144
Whats up??
Cpadgett
05-27-2016 10:57 AM
06-06-2016 08:46 PM
by Cpadgett
11 504
New Member from Texas
NathanR
06-02-2016 06:13 PM
06-03-2016 09:17 PM
by SC93
7 324
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
06-03-2016 07:02 PM
by SGL1
3 494
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
06-03-2016 06:42 PM
by SGL1
11 774
Your Time Lawn Care
yourtimelawncare
05-31-2016 01:12 PM
06-02-2016 10:11 PM
by SC93
2 286
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:13 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy