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NEW SALES TAX PROVISIONS FOR 2017

This 2016-17 State Budget includes several new sales tax provisions intended to clarify the application of sales and use tax on certain repair, maintenance and installation services and provides a grace period for under-collection of that tax by contractors in 2016. These new provisions will be important to individuals and companies who provide repair, maintenance and installation services to real property. For example, as opposed to current sales and use tax law, these new provisions will treat similar transactions the same regardless who performs the service. This bill removes the distinction and provides that all businesses that provide taxable repair, maintenance and installation services will be treated the same. As a practical matter, this will have the effect of taxing many more repair and maintenance services to real property. Read the attached article for details on this tax change Read More


NEW NC SALES TAX WILL IMPACT ASSOCIATIONS BUDGETS

For those of us that manage associations in NC there was recently a House Bill that was passed that will impact our associations budgets effective 2017. In summary, The NC Dept. of revenue will be taxing certain service providers that provide goods and/or services to our services to your associations. I have included the language of the bill below. On a positive note the exceptions listed exclude landscaping services, pest control, road repairs, parking lot repairs, sidewalk repairs and janitorial services. There is still confusion if the materials they provide will be taxed. Also note that pool services, and other repair and maintenance items are not included. Consult with you service and material providers regarding what the impacts will be for your associations when drafting your 2017 budgets.  Read More


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