Recently more than one customer has asked me why I charge tax on mowing. The implication was that there is no tax on services in PA.
What does the law say about paying taxes on mowing? Let’s find out …
PA code § 55.6. Lawn care services part (c)(2) states that mowing is a taxable service in Pennsylvania.
The following are taxable lawn care services:
- Fertilizing lawns.
- Mowing, trimming, cutting or edging lawns.
- Dethatching lawns.
- Applying herbicides, insecticides or fungicides to lawns.
- Raking grass on lawns.
- Applying treatments for weed, pest, insect or disease control to lawns.
- Watering lawns.
- Applying lime to lawns.
- Aerating lawns.
I do follow the state code and I do charge sales tax for my services. If you are not paying sales tax to your lawn care provider then they are most likely neither licensed nor insured.