Taxability of Information Services in New York

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

 
 
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New York has released guidance regarding the taxability of subscription services that compile information and provide it to clients. The taxability of these services depends on who the information is available to.

When the information is available to the general public, the service is taxable. However, when the information is "personal or individual in nature," the service is not taxable. The Department of Revenue and Finance stated that "personal or individual" information comes from sources that are not common or generally available to the public.

Because taxability depends on the source of the information, information services can be either taxable or nontaxable.

https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/advisory_opinions/sales/a16_26s.pdf


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TTR has a website that companies subscribe to and use daily. This website provides a list of everything that can be bought or sold in the U.S. It provides simple answers to whether buying or selling these items is taxable (subject to a sales tax or other tax), and it provides all the legal authority to support these tax answers.

TTR likes to keep things simple and fun, which is why it has great people who provide help to clients on any support questions they have about transaction tax issues.

Please visit TTR on the web at www.ttrus.com or call 866.578.8193.

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