Cleaning Georgia

Today TaxMama hears from Nicole in Smyrna, GA who wants to know, “Is a cleaning or maid service supposed to charge their customers sales and use taxes on their services in the state of Georgia?”

Dear Nicole,

Not being an expert in state and local laws, I don’t really know for sure.

So I went to the Georgia Department of Revenue website.
Quickly glancing over some of the rules on Georgia’s website, I don’t really see them charging sales tax on labor.

Ready their frequently asked questions, there are two questions about labor. One asks about installation labor, the other about repair labor. In both cases, if the labor is listed separately on an invoice, there’s no sales tax.

The best way to get a definite answer? Call them and ask them:

Is it possible that the cleaning service is charging you for sales tax on the cleaning supplies they are selling you as part of their services? Maybe that’s the charge you’re seeing?

And remember, you can find answers to all kinds of questions about sales tax kinds of other tax issues, free. Where? Where else? At

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