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I am web designer. Do I charge NY sales tax for services like web design, consulting, SEO, programming -or selling advertising on websites?

Full Question: Do I have to charge sales tax or pay sales tax in NY for the services I offer. Web Design, Consulting, SEO work, selling advertising on websites, programming

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Answer:

Diane Yetter photoCharges for website design services and search engine optimization (SEO) services are not subject to New York sales and use tax because the services do not constitute the sale of tangible personal property and are not included in the enumerated services subject to tax, provided that the services are not performed in conjunction with the sale of tangible personal property or other taxable services. Consulting services are exempt from New York sales and use tax, as long as they are optional and separately stated when purchased in conjunction with the purchase of taxable software. Computer programming services are exempt from sales and use tax in New York. Charges for running advertisements on the internet are not subject to New York sales and use tax, provided that you don't sell tangible personal property in conjunction with the services.

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