Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Sales and Use Tax Annotations

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Annotation 295.1536


295.1536 Marketing Consultation and Materials. A business provides consulting services with respect to marketing strategy. The end result is a written report which is given to the customer. The report recommends "corporate positioning and/or thematic direction for acceptance by the client before approval is given to commence creative services." For some customers, the business also provides tangible personal property such as brochures in addition to the reports.

If the consultation services are rendered prior to entering into any contract for tangible personal property, only the charges related to the tangible personal property are taxable. If there is a single contract for both consultation and property, the consultation will be regarded as a service related to the sale of the property and the entire charge will be taxable. 2/1/94.