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Do I have to collect US state sales tax from clients?
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TNT TRANSLATION  Identity Verified
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Oct 5, 2004

Do I have to collect US state sales tax from clients in my state?

I am in Missouri, US. What I found is only "tangible property" is subject to state sales tax. So translation service, which is "intangible property", is not subject to state sales tax. However, if you print translated documents or save them on CD, and mail it to a client in MO, you have to collect sales tax. You only collect sales tax to customer in MO, not other state. Is this right?

Please share your idea and experience in your state. Thanks.


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RHELLER
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there are many exemptions Oct 5, 2004

http://muextension.missouri.edu/explore/miscpubs/mp0632.htm

are you selling the translation or the paper it is printed on?


you can ask them questions

http://muextension.missouri.edu/scripts/explore/feedback.asp?g=http://muextension.missouri.edu/explore/miscpubs/mp0632.htm

good luck!


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xxxsarahl
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I don't think so Oct 6, 2004

I'm in Missouri too, and I am not collecting sales tax because I am selling my services, in other words I am not selling paper, floppies or CDs.
I am licensed as an interpreter and translator, not as a retailer.
HTH
Sarah


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TNT TRANSLATION  Identity Verified
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No State sales Tax on treanslation service!! Oct 8, 2004

Thanks Rita and Sarah. Now I am sure that there is no state sales tax on translation service. Just in case if there are exceptions, I asked questions to the web site Rita suggedted. When I get email back, I will share with you guys.

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TNT TRANSLATION  Identity Verified
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A tax expert said : No sales tax for translation service! Oct 11, 2004

Your are providing a service not a "tangible" product, so you do not need to worry about collecting sales tax. The vendors who you buy paper, CDs and other office products from collects the sales tax on those "tangible" items as you buy them.

George Laur
Publications Coordinator/Instructor
Extension and Agricultural Information/Ag Journalism
1-98 Ag. Bldg.
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO 65211-7160

Phone: 573.882.0850
E-mail: laurg@missouri.edu
http://muextension.missouri.edu/
http://cafnr.missouri.edu/


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