Yes, it is required by law. Any photographer / videographer who is not charging sales tax is cheating the government and running a dishonest business. It’s safe to assume they also don’t pay income tax. The last thing you want is a shady wedding photographer who has contentment with being a thief… that’s just asking for trouble. There are horror stories out there. If you don’t book us, please at least make sure to book an honest and ethical photographer or videographer. Sales tax is a good indicator of their legitimacy, but wait, even if they “charge” it and then insist on you paying in cash, they probably are never sending it to the state comptroller and just stealing it from you.