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Taxes on shop trips

Discussion in 'Business of Diving Institute' started by divezonescuba, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Houston, Texas
    i would like to discuss the issue of whether or not dive shops charge state sales taxes for out of the country shop trips.

    We are planning a out of the country liveaboard next year. If divers pay the boat directly, they do not pay state sales tax. However, if they pay us, we are under the impression that we also have to charge state sales tax.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2018
  2. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    That’s a problem in Texas. Flower gardens trips are not taxable, like your overseas trip. But you are selling a taxable service according to the state of Texas. You could make an argument that you are only providing part of the service in Texas, so only part is taxable, but this is a question better asked of your accountant. After you do a little google-fu.
    Darcy Kieran likes this.

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