Sales Tax on a Boiler? What Happened to Capitol Improvment?

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: harmanVF3000 Coal/oil option
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: VF3000
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman VF3000
Location: long Island,NY

Post Fri. May. 02, 2008 8:04 am

I have a stove dealer that wants to charge me sales tax on a Harman boiler VF3000.
Seems to me that it is a capitol improvment and I shouldn't be charged sales tax.

Does anyone know something different about this?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
Location: NEPA

Post Fri. May. 02, 2008 8:48 am

See page 8: ... 62_401.pdf

It appears you would need a contractor to purchase the stove and install it.

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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store
Location: Crown Point, NY East side of the state about 130 miles above Albany

Post Fri. May. 02, 2008 12:05 pm

Hi Syncmaster,

I am a Harman dealer and a retail hardware store owner here in New York so am familiar with the tax code. Bottom line is that you must pay tax on the stove itsself either through the contractor or directly when you purchase the furnace. You do not pay tax on the labor portion of the install. Here is the code read page 8.

If the contractor buys the furnace he must pay the tax but would include it with the price of the install so you don't pay the tax twice. ... 62_401.pdf

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove
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Post Fri. May. 02, 2008 8:28 pm

I don't think we charge tax to anyone outside of PA, if it is shipped to them.

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