Kwei Chang wrote:
In this forum, people say translations do not need to pay state tax, how about federal tax? Is translation considered a consultant service? if not, what catagory does it belong?
What I have read in the Proz.com forums, and the way it is done in the United States, is that translation services are not subject to a sales tax (which is a state tax). Nevertheless, traslators do have the obligation to pay both State and Federal taxes, unless they happen to live in one of the few states that do not collect state taxes (such as Florida), in which case they are only subject to Federal tax.
[Edited at 2004-10-18 13:25]