(Closed) Photographer Contract Question! :)

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
877 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We were charged tax for our photographer as well.  It was the standard 5% goods and service tax we have here, so it would make sense that we were charged sales tax for her service.

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yes, it is normal to charge tax. Although you can negotiate about who pays it. I negotiated to have the quoted price be INCLUSIVE of tax, but the norm is to have tax added. 

Post # 6
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I include tax in the cost of my packages to get nice even numbers, and no surprises after a couple decides to book. 6% of a huge photography package can be quite a lot to hit someone over the head with after they’ve already settled on a specific number.

Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Tax is normal in the Photography Industry don’t worry!!! When i started my company I checked specifically with an accountant on whether or not I had to charge sales tax or not.

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