Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
420.0000 PHOTOGRAPHERS, PHOTOSTAT PRODUCERS, PHOTO FINISHERS AND X-RAY LABORATORIES—Regulation 1528
(b) PROCESSING, RETOUCHING, ETC.
420.0448 Copyright Effects on Retouching Charges. For sales tax purposes, the fact that a customer obtains an intangible copyright interest in the image on a negative when the customer's image is reproduced on the negative does not transfer ownership of the tangible negative to the customer. Accordingly, when a third party retouches negatives for a photographer, such charges are for taxable retail fabrication labor type "sales." 5/10/85.