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?


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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