Designing and Installing Displays for Retail Stores is Taxable in Washington

Monday, April 18th, 2016

 
 
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The Washington Department of Revenue ("DOR") determined that a merchandising company was performing a taxable service when it designed and set up displays for retail stores.

The merchandising company provided displays for clothing and accessory makers. It designed merchandise displays, shelving, graphics, and signage. The company hired a contractor in Washington to install the displays in stores.

Washington taxes installation of tangible personal property. In addition, Washington taxes decorating services. Decorating services include furnishing or adorning a building with something ornamental. The DOR determined the merchandising company's services were taxable because they consisted of decorating and installing tangible personal property.

http://dor.wa.gov/Docs/Rules/wtd/2016/35WTD105.pdf


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