Lawn Care & Landscaping Sales Tax Tips from IDR

Lawn Care & Landscaping Sales Tax Tips from IDR

Iowa sales tax applies to a number of services.  Lawn care and landscaping are two of those taxable services.  Businesses performing such services need to be aware of their requirement to charge the appropriate sales tax to their customers.

Taxable lawn care services include:

  • mowing
  • trimming
  • watering
  • fertilizing
  • seeding
  • sodding

Taxable landscaping services include:

  • excavating
  • planting
  • pruning
  • placing sand, rock, & wood chips

Landscapers sometimes also act as construction contractors.  The way services and materials are taxed depends upon the type of work being performed and how the customer is billed.

The Department encourages lawn care and landscaping businesses to find out more about their sales tax responsibilities by using the following resources:

Content contributed by Greg Stokke, Iowa Department of Revenue

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