New Jersey adopts sales tax rules for software and related services
Multistate Tax alert | December 15, 2014
The New Jersey Division of Taxation (“Division”) recently released new regulations that address the imposition of sales and use taxes on sales of software and software-related services.
Sales and use tax on software
The New Jersey Division of Taxation (“Division”) recently released new regulations1 that address the imposition of sales and use taxes on sales of software and software-related services. The new regulations, which are effective December 1, 2014 through October 28, 2015, address the following:
- Modification of the definitions of custom software and installation services
- Addition or clarification of the definitions of customer support service, modified software, servicing of software and certain software maintenance contracts
In this Tax Alert we summarize the new regulations, which in some instances codify or clarify the Division’s informal policies and practices. Accordingly, taxpayers may wish to revisit their historical New Jersey sales and use tax practices and discuss the new regulations with their vendors.
1 N.J. Admin. Code 18 §§ 18:24-25.1A; 25.6; 25.7; 25.8 (Dec. 1, 2014).
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