Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
515.0000 SERVICE ENTERPRISES GENERALLY—Regulation 1501
(b) COPYING AND TRANSCRIBING
515.0075 Depositions. Persons who make audiotaped or videotaped recordings of depositions in connection with litigation perform a service. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 2025, upon request of any party to the action, a party who records or causes the recording of the deposition testimony by audiotape or videotape, must furnish a copy of such tape to the other party on receipt of payment of the reasonable cost of making the copy of the tape. The application of the sales tax to charges for the videotapes or audiotapes is:
(1) Tax does not apply to the charge for the first videotape or audiotape furnished to the party contracting for the performance of the service. Tax applies to sales of all additional copies to the party contracting for the services.
(2) Tax does not apply to the charge for the first videotape or audiotape furnished to other parties to the litigation. Tax applies to sales of all additional copies to such persons.
(3) Tax applies to all sales of videotapes or audiotapes to persons who are not parties to the litigation. 8/27/87.