Posted by: Garcia & Cuadra, PA | June 30, 2017

Do You Need Sales Tax Services? Services Subject to Sales Tax in Florida

Sales Tax Services | Tampa | Garcia & Cuadra, PAWhile many people in Tampa enjoy the fact that the state of Florida does not have income taxes, there is a sales tax rate of 6%. Most people understand that things like retail goods (new and used), foods and meals, entry to games, sporting events, performances, and amusement parks, renting commercial property, or hotel accommodations are sales taxable. However, not all businesses know what is and is not taxable, including some services. If you are in one of the following industries, then you may need sales tax services.

Nonresidential Cleaning Services and Commercial Pest Control Services

Cleaning and pest services are common around areas like Tampa. There are many businesses that need a hand with cleaning and keeping the native pest population under control.. While there is not a direct exchange of goods for money, you are rendering assistance and expertise to your clients, so that is taxable. If you offer assistance with housekeeping, janitorial, sanitation, facility management, custodial services, they are taxable. Pest control, including extermination, pest and termite treatment, fumigation, inspections, and more will also require sales tax services in Florida.

Detective, Commercial/Residential Burglary and Security, and Protective Services

Even if you are hire privately, your work may be taxable. Burglary and security monitoring companies in Tampa offer clients peace of mind. However, the companies have to consider their finances, which include sales tax services. You are providing goods in the form of actions and planning, so they are taxable according to Florida Law. Taxable planning and actions includes bodyguards, armored cars, fingerprinting, skip tracing, fire alarm monitoring, guarding, patrolling, polygraph, and more.

In Need Sales Tax Services? Call Garcia and Cuadra, P.A.

Determining what taxable can be confusing. No one wants to end up on the wrong side of the law due to taxes. Even if your business does not fall under one of the above categories, it may still be a taxable venture. To find out if you need sales tax services, speak with a professional at Garcia and Cuadra, P.A. in Tampa Bay today. Ask us about discretionary sales surtax and whether that is also required of your business. We can also discuss which of your offerings are not taxable so that you can keep everything in order. Contact us or give us a call at 813-415-2431.


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