Self-Service Copy Machines and Printers Taxable in Vermont

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Woman pressing button on copy machine.

The Vermont Department of Taxes ruled that the lease of self-service copy machines and printers is taxable.

A retail store leased self-service copiers and printers and made them available to the public for self-service copying and printing. The retail store did not itself use the copiers and printers to produce items for sale.

In Vermont, sales tax applies to the rentals of tangible personal property. Sales tax does not apply to items purchased for resale.

The Department ruled that the lease of the printers and copiers was not a sale for resale because the customers never take possession or control of the machines. However, the Department noted that if the copiers and printers were used more than 96% of the time by the retail store to produce products for sale, the machines would qualify for a manufacturing exemption.

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