[Dixielandjazz] Sales tax on graphics - goods vs. services

Stan Brager sbrager at socal.rr.com
Mon Dec 13 13:41:02 PST 2004

Good point, Nancy. Here in California, there is NO sales tax on labor. Sales
tax is required for most products but not all - groceries and prescribed
medications are exempted. There may be other exemptions as well.

Stan Brager
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nancy Giffin" <nancyink at ulink.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 11:42 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Sales tax on graphics - goods vs. services

> Hello, good people,
> Several DJMLers have questioned why I charge sales tax for newsletter art
> (How Come You Tax Me Like You Do, Do, Do?), so I will answer on-list. :
> Unfortunately, it's the law: graphic designers must charge for sales tax
> there is a product or goods handed over, like the PDF files of the artwork
> submit to the printer.
> The only time I don't have to charge tax is if I am providing a service
> only, like calligraphy on certificates/nametags/place cards that have been
> provided by the client.
> "I Can't Give You Anything But... Services"
> (Wipe those filthy thoughts from your mind right this minute!)

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