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Sales Tax...

Sales Tax...

Sales Tax...

I am a sole proprietor in New York and have a question about sales tax.  I prepare and stamp plans (house plans, septic systems, subdivisions, etc.) and have been told that I do need to charge sales tax and have also been told that I don't.  Can anyone confirm whether I need to charge sales tax or not in New York?  Thanks.

RE: Sales Tax...

It depends on whether professionals have to pay sales tax there.  I never did, but check with whatever state agency there administers the local B&O tax.  They will know.  In fact, if you do have to pay, it would be listed as a line item on the B&O form for taxes.

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering
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RE: Sales Tax...

It is state by state and often county by county.  In my state, I have to collect sales tax on any work I do within the state, and they are quite cranky about getting it passed on to them in a timely manner (by the 16th of the following month you start getting a fine that goes up each day).  The work I do in other states seems to have the Professional Exemption you mentioned.


RE: Sales Tax...

I think that covers it.  I wish my state (also a "New", but a bit west) had that clear a deliniation.


RE: Sales Tax...

Thanks for the help.  I had found something similar to what rbulsara found but when I called them the lady said I do need to.  I am going to call them again and talk to someone who knows what is going on.  Thanks.

RE: Sales Tax...

Engineering services do not need to collect/charge sales tax in New York.

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