Does a Painter or Painting Business Need to Charge Sales Tax in Pennsylvania?

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I am starting a painting business in PA. I plan on marketing my services to property managers of apartment complexes. My question is do I have collect a sales tax?
05/29/2010   |   Category: Taxes   |   State: Pennsylvania   |   #22270


Fees for labor are taxed when the labor is expended on a taxable item. For example, repairs to a vehicle, appliance or jewelry are taxable. Labor charges to install or repair items that become part of real estate – such as repairs to a water heater, boiler or new roof – are not taxable.

The following exemption form cannot not be used by a contractor performing services to real property:

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