Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
515.0000 SERVICE ENTERPRISES GENERALLY—Regulation 1501
(a) IN GENERAL—SERVICE DISTINGUISHED FROM SALE
515.0015 Schools. Schools which provide significant educational services, including classroom instruction, are consumers of printed instructional matter and special instructional sound recordings furnished to students where tuition charges made to students do not separately state charges for such teaching aids. If a separate charge is made for such teaching aids, tax applies to that charge.
"Materials fees," which are charges for consumable supplies and materials used in the classroom, are not subject to tax. Schools are consumers of materials and supplies furnished to students for use in the classroom even though a separate "materials fee" may be charged to the student.
Schools which provide significant educational services, including classroom instruction, are retailers of test equipment, kits for building items such as television sets, and other durable goods furnished to students even though no separate charge is made to students for these items. Ordinarily the measure of sales tax will be regarded as the cost of the item to the school. If a separate charge is made, tax applies measured by such charge.
For application of the tax to charges made by correspondence schools, see BTLG Annotation 295.0140. 3/31/80. (Am. 2000–3).