Daily Tax Report: State

New York Tax and Finance Department Determines Sales Tax Treatment of Graphic Design Services

July 9, 2020, 5:00 AM

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance May 26 determined in an advisory opinion the sales and use tax treatment of receipts from sales of certain graphic design services. Taxpayer offered graphic arts packaging, including packaging solutions, press runs, and sample packaging designs for retailers. The department noted that receipts from the sales of comps, designs, and/or prototypes delivered in tangible form to customers within the state, including its design costs and other expenses, were subject to the state and local sales taxes, regardless of whether those charges were separately stated, unless the sales of the tangible personal property...

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