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Tax Laws

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 AND 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.

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