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Alabama DOR Ruling on Wedding Photographers and Sales Tax

A few weeks ago the Alabama DOR issued a ruling pertaining to a case that involved a wedding photographer. I have written many times about how the close connection between the services a wedding photographer provides and the taxable tangible personal property that is produced due to those services — creates an obligation for the […]

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Digital Images and California Sales Tax for Photographers

How is it that the discussion of sales tax can cause such passionate battles in photography forums, message boards, and Facebook groups, especially the taxability of digital images? I don’t quite get it, maybe that’s the attorney in me. But the fact that people get so passionate about having the right answer for any given sales […]

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Sales and Use Tax for Photographers: Non-profit Entity Exemptions

Photography business owners often get tripped up on how sales and use tax applies to entity exemptions. These exemptions are in situations where the transaction is exempt because of whom the sale is being made to, such as sales made to churches or non-profit organizations, or even to the government. Chances are that at some point […]

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When do I get a sales tax permit for my photography business?

I hear this question asked time and time again by both new photography business owners and existing owners doing business in new locations – when do I get a sales tax permit? Starting Your Photography Business If you are just starting your photography business, then you should get a sales tax permit for the location […]

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1099-MISC Form for Second Shooters

1099 for Second Shooters & Photographers

Just returned from Sal Cincotta’s Shutterfest 2014 last week, it was an amazing experience. I met so many great photographers and felt like I was genuinely able to pass on knowledge to help them with their photography businesses. Educating is a great thing, but beyond that, being part of Sal’s mission to help photographers be […]

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