Taxes are an important component of any business. The following list of tax laws is uniquely relevant to local broadcast stations
NEW YORK SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR BROADCAST EQUIPMENT & SERVICES
Broadcasters are subject to specific sales tax exemptions for equipment. Foremost among the exemptions:
Exemption related to tangible personal property used or consumed to produce programs
Exemption related to tangible personal property used or consumed to transmit programs
Exemption related to purchasing certain production or transmission services
Telecommunications and information services used for news
These exemptions are explained in Publication 825: A Guide to Sales Tax in New York State for Broadcasters. The guide can be found here.