How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Robin D. Your Own Question
Robin D.
Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 15573
Experience:  15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor
Type Your Tax Question Here...
Robin D. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Is Heating & Air conditioning Preventative Maintenance Services

This answer was rated:

Is Heating & Air conditioning Preventative Maintenance Services (Labor Only) performed on HVAC units attached to the roof of a Commercial building subject to Texas Sales Tax

Robin D. :

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I am a tax adviser with over 15 years of experience.
Maintenance contracts on non-residential heating and air conditioning systems would not be taxable if the contract is only for maintenance as defined in 3.357, Real Property Repair and Remodeling. Any additional charge to the customer for parts or materials would be taxable. Repairs performed under a maintenance contract will not change a maintenance contract into a repair contract as long as the charges attributable to repairs are 5.0% or less of the overall charge.$ext.TacPage?sl=T&app=9&p_dir=P&p_rloc=3827&p_tloc=&p_ploc=1&pg=2&p_tac=&ti=34&pt=1&ch=3&rl=358


The trick to this answer is "only for maintenance as defined in 3.357". So, please allow me to be more specific. Are HVAC units attached to the roof of a commercial building considered to be "Real Property" under the definition of the statute.

Robin D. :

They become a part of the real property when installed and that is what makes them subject to the section. They become a part of teh rea structure.

Robin D. :

the real* sorry


ok, thank you

Robin D. :

You are most welcome.
Your positive rating is always thanks enough.

Robin D. and 2 other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Your answer won’t load. This is ridiculous as I suspected. Either fix it or issue me a refund


I am not sure by what you mean the answer will not load.
You responded previously when we were in the CHAT mode.
I will inform Customer Service
Thank you and I hope Customer Support was able to assist.