Cutting Down Shrubs Not Taxable in Arizona

Monday, September 26th, 2016

 
 
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The Arizona Department of Revenue (DOR) ruled that cutting and grinding shrubs on grassland was not a taxable service.

The service provider used a tractor to clear grasslands of shrubs. An attachment on the tractor cut the shrubs down to ground level. Arizona taxes landscaping, but it does not tax lawn maintenance services. The DOR explained that this service was like tree or shrub pruning. Arizona treats pruning as a nontaxable lawn maintenance service, not a taxable landscaping service. The ruling notes that removing shrubs at the ground level is not taxable, but uprooting shrubs or removing stumps is taxable.

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