Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
420.0000 PHOTOGRAPHERS, PHOTOSTAT PRODUCERS, PHOTO FINISHERS AND X-RAY LABORATORIES—Regulation 1528
(a) IN GENERAL
420.0132 Lease of Photograph. A person who is in the business of providing photos of a variety of subjects sells the right to publish the photo. The sale of such rights is a "lease" for sale and use tax purposes. If the property furnished is a print on which tax has been paid to the film processing lab, the lease of the print is not subject to tax as the property is leased in substantially the same form as acquired and tax has been paid. However, if the property furnished is a transparency, tax applies to the lease since it is not leased in substantially the same form as acquired. 2/26/86.