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What services are taxable in New Jersey. In particular:

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What services are taxable in New Jersey. In particular: cleanup after water and fire damage and renting of dehumidifiers and fans to homeowners
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

For reference see page 14 here - I put in bold those may affect your situation.

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/pubs/sales/su4.pdf

The New Jersey Sales and Use Tax Act specifically imposes tax on the receipts from retail sales of the following services:
1. Producing, fabricating, processing, installing, maintaining, repairing, storing, and servicing tangible personal property;
2. Maintaining and repairing real property except for maintaining, servicing, or repairing a residential heating system serving not more than three families living independently of each other and doing their own cooking on the premises;
3. Sales of restaurant and catered meals;
4. Rental of hotel and motel rooms;
5. Direct-mail advertising processing services in connection with advertising or promotional material distributed in New Jersey;
6. Certain admission charges;

7. Storage charges for tangible personal property not held for sale;
8. Telecommunications services charged to a New Jersey address; and
9. Utility service (natural gas, electricity) provided to customers in New Jersey.

Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

Cleaning services are taxable - see page 17-18

Carpet Cleaning ............................................ T

Cleaning Services (janitorial) ....................... T

Service Contracts (in general) ...................... T

Trash Removal:
Contractual (30 days or more) ................ E
Non-Contractual ..................................... T

page 23

The lessor must collect sales tax from the lessee (person who leases or rents property) regardless of the length of the lease or rental. For leases or rentals with a term of six months or less, sales tax must be collected with each periodic payment.

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