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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

In Canada, a "temporary" Goods & Services Tax was introduced in 1991 at 5%.  They changed the name, joined it together with yet another tax and we now pay in Ontario, 13% even on our commission cheques because we provide a "service"!!!  

Feb 22, 2017 11:49 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Every state is different, it pays to be vigilent in your protest every time that this comes up.

Feb 22, 2017 11:03 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Yes...

Feb 23, 2017 06:37 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes indeed, Fred.... of course, you answered the question for me as I'm in North Carolina!  Very irritating. 

Feb 23, 2017 02:55 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I had some work done at my home - and yes, paid the tax on these items.

Feb 22, 2017 11:01 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We do pay this also...

Feb 22, 2017 09:24 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, this is a new 'thing' but, we still have very low taxes (personal & property) compared to many other states.  

Feb 22, 2017 08:49 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

They tried to include our sales commissions in the list of services.

Feb 22, 2017 04:53 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Usually yes. It has been that way for a few years now.

Feb 22, 2017 04:18 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes.  In both NY and CT where I work, you need to pay sales tax on maintenance/repair items.  (e.g. paint, carpet, sanding, vinyl, handyman work, etc.).  but, for capital improvment projects (e.g hardwood flooring, kitchen renovation, tile floor, addition, bathroom remodel, etc.), you just pay sales tax on material and none for the labor.

Feb 22, 2017 02:55 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Not on services but on parts

Feb 22, 2017 01:58 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We are fighting that right now in the legislature.

Feb 22, 2017 01:57 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Not yet in North Dakota Fred Griffin 

Feb 22, 2017 12:59 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We don't have sales tax on anything in Oregon.

Feb 22, 2017 12:46 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I believe same here in Denver.

 

Feb 22, 2017 12:43 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no.... I get taxed on materials....labor is labor....

Feb 22, 2017 11:29 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In Texas we would pay sales tax on parts but not the labor.

Feb 22, 2017 10:41 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

We don't pay taxes on the service, we do pay them on parts that have been replaced.  A

Feb 22, 2017 10:41 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I don't really know but I doubt it. We have the highest taxing % on the planet I believe in IL.

Feb 22, 2017 10:36 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I don't believe there is a service tax in my area. Sales tax yes.

Feb 22, 2017 09:29 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Wow  Susan Emo I'm shocked at what you have to pay on your commission..what a commission grab! We have fought that for years and still do not pay on tax on our commission..thank you Texas Real Estate Commission!! We do pay sales tax on parts and repair service.

Feb 24, 2017 06:22 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not yet here in FL - but you already knew that LOL

Feb 23, 2017 09:36 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm not aware of paying taxes on services, just goods.  Like Kenneth J. Jones our sales tax can vary widely from one city to another.  People used to drive out here for our 2% less sales tax to buy a car (we have a large dealership with almost every make including Lamborghini, Ferrari and Rolls/Bently just over the county line) because of this.  Rumor is the state got wise to this and now bases a car's sales tax on the county where you live instead of where you bought it.

Feb 23, 2017 09:16 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Good old government. Were it not for the Taxing and Spending Powers, government would have little power at all and the taxpayers keep allowing their governments the powers to tax more and find new taxes. Had enough yet?

Feb 23, 2017 07:03 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not yet.

Feb 23, 2017 06:30 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. 

Feb 23, 2017 06:26 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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another way to increase monies

Feb 23, 2017 05:00 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

professional services - non-taxable, parts - taxable

Feb 23, 2017 04:20 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

When I grow up and get a bunch of investment properties, I'll get back to ya on this:) 

Feb 22, 2017 08:05 PM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Any service provided is taxable here, even commission is taxable at 13%.

Feb 22, 2017 04:35 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

It depends in Texas how you're billed. Parts and materials yes. Labor no.

Feb 22, 2017 03:46 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Sales tax on sold goods. 

Feb 22, 2017 02:56 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not yet, but it has bee talked about and also taxing our services

Feb 22, 2017 02:06 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Check state laws.

Feb 22, 2017 01:18 PM
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Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
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Not that I am aware of.  

Feb 22, 2017 10:35 AM
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Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

In Florida Services that requires parts are taxed. If no parts are required, the service most likely is exempt.  Example locksmith picks door lock is exempt since no parts are used. If he replaces the door knob then the door knob and the service to install the knob are both taxed. Hope that helps.

Feb 22, 2017 10:32 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

The laws vary from province to province, from territory to territory, from state to state, from municipality to municipality, from county to county, from independent school district to independent school district.

It depends on where the property is located, whether the property is real property, tangible personal property, its usage, whether there are exemptions available for certain types of customers or certain types of usage and so much more.

In other words, it depends.

Feb 22, 2017 09:57 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not here in NH. We do not have a sales tax. There is 9% tax on restaurants and hotels. But not on anything else like services, food, clothes, cars etc

Feb 22, 2017 09:14 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I believe so

Feb 22, 2017 09:07 AM