Sorting through sales tax issues relating to your photography business can be tough. Throw in the fact that you photograph weddings or portraits in multiple states (outside of the state in which your business is physically located) and things get even more complex.
If you are a photographer who is photographing in states outside of your “home state” then you should listen to this podcast. These are sales tax issues that need to be on your radar to ensure you are running a healthy photography business.
** In case you have never heard of it, I also want to add that The Digital Wedding Forum is an amazing resource for wedding photographers. I have been a member for a few years, and while I don’t post a lot of threads, I read a lot of threads. This forum has been around for a while and the amount of information it contains is immense! I have used this forum to find answers to a multitude of “how-to” questions as I worked on becoming a better wedding photographer, and I highly recommend joining.
Topics covered in the podcast include:
1. What can happen if you don’t collect sales tax
2. Photography businesses and photographers that aren’t legit
3. Nexus and what it is
4. Engaging in business activity in other states
5. When are you considered to be “doing business” in Maryland?
THIS IS AN OLD PODCAST, THERE IS NO LONGER AN ABILITY TO CALL IN
I just realized that I didn’t really make it clear in the podcast that I was talking about taxable transactions. Don’t presume that everything is taxable in every state, this discussion was about taxable transactions. Each state (and sometimes even the local county and city levels of a jurisdiction) has varying sales tax laws on what constitutes taxable tangible personal property and/or taxable professional services. This discussion presumes that the transaction at hand is taxable in nature.