Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
515.0000 SERVICE ENTERPRISES GENERALLY—Regulation 1501
(e) MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES
515.0950 Computer Data Bases. A client contacts the taxpayer with the medical name of the client's ailment. The client commonly questions a diagnosis their doctor has given. The taxpayer researches the most current medical information on the ailment in a computer data base and sends the client a computer printout discussing the ailment. The charge for such research and computer printout is for a nontaxable service. The true object of the transaction is medical diagnosis. The computer printout is the means to transmit the product of the service and is only incidental to providing the service of medical research and diagnosis. The charges for such a service are not subject to tax. 7/26/88.