With governments suffering from revenue shortfalls- this is a new revenue "enhancement" by the state of New York (USA). Those who deal in information services must, as of 1 September 2010, begin to charge, collect and remit sales tax on their products. Please see page 2 for genealogical services being included. If you have questions about whether you need to impose a tax for your genealogical services, -- including telephonic /telephony etc types of communication to provide your information, \if you need to register to collect the tax, please contact your tax advisor or the state to New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (www.nystax.gov). I am not able to answer your tax questions or whether your specific services are covered under this imposed tax. Please read the 6 page memo in its entirety.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee