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Iowa Sales Tax for Lawn Care & Landscaping Businesses


Terry O'Neill, Iowa Department of Revenue

Presented June 13, 2013 from 12 pm to 1 pm (central)
Webinar Chat Q&A

In this webinar, Terry O'Neill with the Iowa Department of Revenue covers Iowa sales and use tax for lawn care and landscaping business owners. A facilitated Q&A follows the presentation.

Just some of the topics covered will include:
  • What is considered "Lawn Care"
  • Does everyone collect sales tax on lawn care
  • What is/is not considered "landscaping"
  • Who pays tax on lawn care and landscaping services
  • What is taxable (e.g. landscape/construction materials, erosion control products, etc)
  • When do landscapers become contractors
Terry started with the Iowa Department of Revenue in 1987 as a summer intern working to find non-registered businesses. In the fall of 1987, he became a revenue agent, collecting past due taxes in the Davenport area. In 1990, he became a Taxpayer Service Specialist (TSS). As a TSS, he assists taxpayers by e-mail and phone on a wide variety of Iowa tax issues. In addition, Terry is a primary presenter for other educational outreach efforts of the Department, such as Webinars. Rob Williams of IASourceLink and the University of Northern Iowa served as moderator. 

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