New Kentucky sales tax in effect

The beginning of the new year brings a new sales tax to Kentuckians.

The increased sales tax was approved by the legislature as Republican lawmakers look to increase sales tax while lowering income tax.

Among the services that will now be taxed in Kentucky are photography, parking, personal fitness training services such as yoga or swimming lessons, recreation camp tuition, tattoo and piercing services, and more.

The full list of taxable services is below.

  1. Photography and photo finishing
  2. Marketing
  3. Telemarketing
  4. Public opinion and research polling
  5. Lobbying
  6. Executive employee recruitment
  7. Website design and development
  8. Website hosting
  9. Facsimile transmission
  10. Private mailroom
  11. Bodyguarding
  12. Residential/nonresidential security system monitoring
  13. Private investigating
  14. Process server services
  15. Repossession of tangible personal property
  16. Personal background checks
  17. Parking
  18. Road and travel services
  19. Condo time-share exchange services
  20. Short-term rental of space
  21. Social event planning and coordination
  22. Leisure, recreational and athletic instructional services
  23. Recreational camp tuition and fees
  24. Personal fitness training
  25. Non-medical massage
  26. Cosmetic surgery
  27. Body modification (piercing, tattoos)
  28. Testing services
  29. Interior decorating and design
  30. Household moving
  31. Specialized design (fashion)
  32. Lapidary services
  33. Labor and services for commercial refrigeration
  34. Labor to repair or alter apparel, footwear, watches or jewelry
  35. Prewritten computer software access services
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