Tax Write-Offs for Lawncare and Landscaping Companies [2023]

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Eligible Deductions for Lawn Care & Landscaping Companies

Do you own a business in one of these industries?


General lawn care


Landscape architecture


Arborist (tree care specialist)


Lawn aeration specialist


Yard cleanup


Snow removal

Here are some of the typical expenses you can write off.

  • Lawnmowers
  • Tree-trimming tools
  • Safety gear
  • Sprayers
  • Blowers
  • Spreaders
  • Trailer
Advertising & Marketing
  • Promotional items
  • Uniforms
  • Ads
  • Website design & upkeep
Car & Truck Expenses
  • Used vehicle purchase
  • Mileage
  • Maintenance & depreciation
  • Repairs
  • Fuel
Cell Phone & Tablet
  • Cell service bill
  • New cell phone
  • Tablet or iPad
  • Fertilizer
  • Mulch
  • Weed killer
  • Plants for landscaping projects
  • Landscape stone and pavers
  • Car insurance
  • Workers comp
  • Liability insurance
  • Health insurance
Professional Fees
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
Office Expenses (Including Home Office)
  • General office supplies
  • Phone
  • Internet
  • Computer
Property Repairs & Maintenance
  • Lawn upkeep equipment
  • Tools
Taxes & Licenses
  • Self-employment tax
  • Sales tax
  • Vehicle licensing fees
  • Business licensing fees
Employee Wages & Contractor Expenses
  • Hourly or salaried employee wages
  • Subcontractor wages

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Frequently Asked Questions

I provide lawn care services as a side hustle. Am I eligible for these deductions?

Absolutely, and you should take every deduction you can. If you made a net profit of more than $400 from a side hustle, the IRS requires you to pay taxes on that income. The more expenses you can deduct, the lower your tax bill.

Can my customers deduct my services from their taxes?

If your customer owns a business and must keep their landscaping tidy and appealing for customers, then yes, they can deduct your services. If your customer wants to deduct services performed on their residence but they don’t own a business, they are not eligible for a deduction.

My lawn care or landscaping company is just me. Do I need to pay self-employment tax?

Yes. Even if your company comprises just you as the sole proprietor, you are responsible for paying self-employment taxes. But here’s the good news: you can deduct 50% of self-employment taxes paid to the IRS. And your future self will thank you when you apply for Medicare or Social Security and find you have ample funds to support you when you’re retired.

What bookkeeping software do you recommend?

All Trades Tax Service recommends Quickbooks Online for business bookkeeping.

Are tax write-offs different if my company is a sole proprietorship vs. a corporation?

Both business types can write off the same things as long as the purchases are considered usual and customary for your business. The main difference is that each business will file their taxes on different forms.

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