Should photographers charge tax on prints?

Yes, technically photographers should be charging sales tax on printed products.

If you'd like confirmation, double-check with an accountant who works with other artists in your area.

But here's the thing, there is such a thing as Sales Tax Nexus.

What that means, is sales tax must be charged where there is a presence or connection in a state that's significant enough for you to be required to comply with their sales tax law.

If you have sales tax nexus in a state, then you must collect sales tax from buyers in that state.

You have to determine the sales tax rate in that state, plus any local sales tax that might apply.

Sales tax rates will vary from location to location so check with your state’s taxing authority to find your sales tax rate, or simply turn on sales tax with your NextGEN Pro subscription and let our automated system handle it for you.

What we have done for our customers, is to handle the fetching of sales tax data from TaxJar and apply it orders from your customers.

This service is included in your NextGEN Pro subscription, which means if your membership with us expires, then you lose access to the automated sale tax calculations.

Click to here to learn more about taxes, nexus and how we bring it together.

With NextGEN Pro you can sell prints, have sales tax automatically and precisely charged and the order automatically sent from a professional print lab straight to your customers.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Check with your accountant/attorney. In Washington state, you’re required to charge tax not just on physical prints but also on digital products delivered.

Leave a Reply

Close Menu