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Five Ways To Protect Ourselves From Sales Tax Laws For Photographers

February 9, 2022

The California law states that for a photography sale to be non-taxable, you cannot supply any form of tangible personal property, including Hard Drives. You can only upload the photos to a computer owned by the customer or send them via electronic transfer. 

Five ways to protect ourselves from the vague Sales Tax laws for Photographers:

  1. Change “Hard Drive” to Image or Digital Management. 
  2. Have your retoucher electronically send images to the client directly. 
  3. You digitally transfer all the images. 
  4. Out-of-state clients with no offices in your state don’t require sales tax. 
  5. Uploading all images to the client’s business computer is the official legal procedure.