NEW YORK LEGISLATION/LICENSING UPDATES

Cutting Edge News from NYSED

August 2011: The Appearance Enhancement Stats for 2010-11 are now on the NYSED.gov website. This is good news for students and for the schools which need to include this info, not only in their catalogs, but for their accrediting agencies and possibly for gainful employment purposes. Click on the link below for the Appearance Enhancement Stats for 2010-11.

The New York State Tax Department Issues New Tax Bulletin

April 20th, 2011: The New York State Tax Department has recently issued a new Tax Bulletin regarding the application of New York's sales tax to sales of certain personal services in New York City. This new Tax Bulletin may be of interest to your organization and its members. Click on the link below to access this new Tax Bulletin.
http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/tg_bulletins/st/nyc_personal_services.htm

Many other Tax Bulletins for specific industries, and for specific products and services, are also available on the Tax Department's Web site. Visit http://www.tax.ny.gov/pubs_and_bulls/publications/sales_pubs.htm.

New for Appearance Enhancement and Barber Applicants & Licensees

April 14th, 2001 (Effective July 1st, 2011): Recent amendments to the General Business Law will impact the licensing terms for all Appearance Enhancement and Barber Operator and Business licenses. Currently, all Appearance Enhancement and Barber Operator and Business licenses are valid for a period of two years. As a result of these amendments, all Appearance Enhancement and Barber Operator and Business Licenses issued or renewed that will be effective on or after July 1, 2011 will be valid for four years. Accordingly, the fees will reflect a four-year term. You may view the new term and fee structure here.

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