Originally Posted By: aslimack
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Every one i talked to from the state tax offices explained it to me like this. If there is a third party involved, (realtor,ect.)you don’t charge tax. The question in my mind would be regarding the lawyers, in which case there is always a “third party” involved. Anyway, right or wrong, my interpretatation is if there is a realtor involved or its a lawyers recommendation /referral, i don’t charge tax. If its a for sale by owner w/o realtors, i have to. Best bet is call the state sales people and see if you get a better explanation. If you do, by all means share, because the people i talked to weren’t much help on the specifics. (I know the sales tax checks keep coming back cashed)