- We are paying a company to set up staging, so it's just labor we paying for. This does not include the staging, just the hours for the workers to set it up.
- During an event we have to have security. The security company charges us the hours of the employees.
- Janitorial: We pay sales tax on the product but would we need to pay it on the labor hours also?
We spoke to Don (agent #837) at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. His answers to your questions:
- No, you do not have to pay sales tax on the staging service as long as there is no equipment rental involved.
- Yes, security is considered a “help supply service” and is subject to sales tax.
- Yes, janitorial services are also subject to sales tax.
Taxable services in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are detailed here: