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New York City Extends Taxes on Barbering, Massage, and Other Services


 New York City: barber services are subject to tax through Nov. 30, 2017.

New York Assembly Bill 9462 extends the sunset date for several New York City taxes. The Act will expire on December 31, 2017, and the taxes may not be imposed after November 30, 2017.

Beauty and hair services

The Act extends the imposition of “a tax, at the same uniform rate, but at a rate not to exceed four and one-half per centum” on receipts from every sale of the following services:

  • Beauty
  • Barbering
  • Electrolysis
  • Hair restoring
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Massage and similar services

The tax on sales of services by weight control salons, health salons, gymnasiums, Turkish and sauna baths, and every charge for the use of such facilities, is also extended.

However, services performed by chiropractors, dentists, nurses, ophthalmic dispensers or similar, optometrists, osteopaths, physiotherapists, and podiatrists are exempt from sales tax, no matter where they take place.

Credit and collection services

AB 9462 also extends to November 30, 2017, the tax to “the receipts from every sale of any or all of the following services in whole or in part”:

  • Credit rating
  • Credit reporting
  • Credit adjustment and collection services

Do you do business in New York City? Automated sales tax software will keep you sales tax compliant.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.