Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
515.0000 SERVICE ENTERPRISES GENERALLY—Regulation 1501
(a) IN GENERAL—SERVICE DISTINGUISHED FROM SALE
1. Initially "services" provided will be the creation and mailing of flyers. Other "services" such as rubber stamps, presentation folders, and copying are available.
The flyers, that were reviewed, are circulars which advertise services. The true object of the contract is the brochure which is created and distributed. The transactions are retail sales of tangible personal property. The flyers qualify as "printed sales messages" and the exemption from sales tax applies if the requirements of Regulation 1541.5(b) are met.
2. As the operations continue to grow, additional services will be provided such as: liaison between lender, escrow and agent; meeting with appraisers, termite inspectors and others; clerical support; and statistical studies.
Tax would not apply to the additional services provided that tangible personal property was not sold to the clients as part of these services (e.g. sale of standard statistical reports). 3/17/92.