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
515.0061 Writing Words Only. A taxpayer is in the business of writing print ads and brochures for clients. The taxpayer submits work to clients in typed form or on a computer disc. The clients then turn the taxpayer's work over to a graphic designer who incorporates the written words into the final artwork. In summary, the taxpayer simply writes the words that are made part of the finished product by someone else.
Since the taxpayer provides words (text only) to its clients, the taxpayer is considered an author performing nontaxable services. 1/27/94.