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Is sales tax applicable on late payment service charges

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Finance
Expert:  RD replied 9 years ago.

As per the PA rev. code

Tax is to be collected on the full purchase price without any deduction on account of the cost of labor, shipping, handling, delivery, or installation. Separately stated charges for returnable containers are not subject to tax.

Since late fees are not part of purchase price, you do not collect sales tax on late payment charges.



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