Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
 

Sales and Use Tax Annotations


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120.0000 AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT—Regulation 1502

Annotation 120.3088

(c) CUSTOM PROGRAMS

120.3088 Custom Programming Included in Sale of Computer. Where custom programming is furnished with computer equipment under a lump-sum contract, a reasonable allowance for the nontaxable custom programming must be made. The legislative finding that accompanied the enactment of section 6010.9 stated that sales of custom computer programs are service transactions not subject to tax and that the media used is only incidental to the true object of the transaction. The allowance mentioned above should not be given if the programming consists of modifications to a canned program. In such cases, section 6010.9(d) requires a separate charge for the modifications made. 11/13/84.