Free Course – Same-sex Weddings for Photographers

I finally had the chance to post my course on YouTube Same-sex Weddings for Photographers.  This was originally published on Udemy in 2013, so it’s a few years old. I believe it was the first of its kind and it has a ton of great information, especially the marketing section. I have gotten great feedback […]

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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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