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Does a plumber pay sales tax on labor? My mom's beauty shop pays no sales tax on her labor. Is my situation the same?

Full Question: Do I pay sales tax on my labor knowing my mother never has? I have a plumbing business. I work by myself and only furnish labor. my mom owns a beauty shop for the last 25 years. She pays no sales tax on her labor. Is my situation the same?

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Diane Yetter photoIn Mississippi, certain services are taxed while others are not. Beautician services are not included in the list of taxable services. However, plumbing services are. Therefore, unless there is a specific customer exemption that might apply, you are required to collect the 7% Mississippi sales tax on the charges for your services and materials. Once you are registered and obtain your sales tax registration number, you should be able to issue a resale certificate to your suppliers to avoid paying tax to them on the purchase of materials that you charge to your customers.

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