We have an invoice that involves a software purchase; the vendor traveled to one of our locations to install said software. Should there be a seven percent sales tax on the travel and expenses that we incurred by the vendor?

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You should not be paying sales tax on travel expenses.  We suspect that the vendor’s billing software might not be configured to exclude the travel expense line item from tax – though the vendor should have caught the error and remedied it. We suggest you ask for a corrected invoice (short pay with explanation is a lesser option).

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