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Do I need to charge sales tax for consulting services to not

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Do I need to charge sales tax for consulting services to not for profit institutions?


Sales taxes do not apply to professional services.

Here's the list of items where sales taxes are charged in NYC (thought of as the widest scope in the US)

Clothing and Footwear;
Most tangible personal property (i.e. alcohol, furniture, electronics, etc.);
Gas, electricity, refrigeration, steam, telephone, and telegraph services;
Detective, cleaning, and maintenance services;
Occupancy of hotel and motel rooms;
Food and beverages sold by restaurants and caterers;
Admission charges to places of amusement;
Credit rating and credit reporting services;
Beauty, barbering, hair restoring, manicures, pedicures, electrolysis, massage, tanning, tattooing and other, similar services;
Weight control salons, health salons, gymnasiums, and similar establishments;
Parking, garaging, or storing motor vehicles

See this as well

Hope this helps,


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Thanks Inge.

And good luck with everything!