With the weather turning colder and the ski slopes opening up, love it or hate it, pretty soon we’re going to start seeing snow. Whether you’re a consumer who plans to pay for it, or a service who plans to charge for it, you need the answer to one question: is snow removal taxable?


States in which Snow Removable is Taxable

We’ve listed here the states where snow removal is taxable. Be sure to check out any exceptions or contact your state’s department of revenue or other taxing authority if you have any specific questions.

Arkansas – While snow removal is for the most part tax exempt, the removal of snow from parking lots is part of the taxable service of cleaning parking lots.


District of Columbia

Hawaii – This has less to do with the fact that lots of snow removal goes on in Hawaii, but more to do with the fact that most services are taxable in the Aloha State.

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

Ohio – Snow removal is taxable, but with major exceptions. If you’re paying or charging for snow removal by “non-mechanized means” or paying someone who makes less than $5,000 in sales from snow removal in a calendar year (maybe the neighbor kid?) then snow removal isn’t taxable.

South Dakota



West Virginia

States in Which Snow Removal is Not Taxable

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.