Under The Palms

Massage Therapy, Biodynamic Craniosacral, and Rolfing® 

Appointments ~ Payments ~ 
Sales Tax Exemption ~ Insurance

Hours By Appointment Only
Call: 908-874-0596

Cash or checks accepted

If you need to cancel, kindly please give me 24 hours notice so I can schedule someone who is in need of an appointment.  For that appointment could be for you!

INSURANCE 
If your insurance company pays for this type of therapy, I have listed the following insurance codes that I would use:


97112 Neuromuscular Re-Ed
97116 Gait Training
97530 Kinetic Activities 

You would pay me and I will be happy to provide you with a receipt. If you or your insurance company require additional detail, I will provide the information.


SALES TAX INFO:
New Jersey’s 7% Tax On Massage – It May Not Apply To You

Effective October 1, 2006, the NJ Legislature extended the 7% Sales Tax to massage services, unless you have a doctor’s note or prescription. This term was defined by the NJ Division of Taxation in a Tax Note dated October 6, 2006 as follows:

Doctor’s Prescription for purposes of this Sales and Use Tax Act provision, a “doctor’s prescription” for massage, bodywork, or somatic services will mean direction by a licensed medical doctor (M.D.), osteopath(O.D.), chiropractor, podiatrist (D.P.M.), psychologist with a doctorate in psychology, or dentist for initiation of massage, bodywork, or somatic services for a patient for whom the medical doctor,osteopath, chiropractor, podiatrist, psychologist, or dentist is providing treatment or consultation services within the scope of his or her license. This direction must be in writing, and must contain the following: name of patient; name and signature of referring medical doctor, osteopath,chiropractor, podiatrist, psychologist, or dentist; purpose of the referral and description of conditions or needs to be addressed by the massage, bodywork, or somatic therapy.

Massage, bodywork, or somatic services provided without a doctor’s prescription, are taxable.

We are happy the legislature realized the health and medical benefits of massage and has allowed the exception to the tax.

What We Need From You to Waive Sales Tax Charges:

We must charge the 7% tax unless we have a valid note or prescription. Chiropractor prescriptions and referrals are acceptable, as well as podiatrist, dentist and others as outlined above by the Division of Taxation. There apparently is no limit for the length of time the prescription is valid or the number of massages covered. We have been told verbally that the original is preferred, but that a copy should be acceptable. You only need one prescription – NOT a new one each time you come in as the script is valid for a year. The information will be held in your confidential file. The Tax Note allows a wide range of what the script can say. The choice is up to your health care provider. Listed below are some scripts that we have received in the past:
  • Chronic muscle pain
  • Stress reduction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain or soreness in specific areas
  • Enhancement of athletic performance
  • Increase in immune function
  • Improve flexibility and range of motion
  • Help to reduce blood pressure
  • Improve mental outlook
  • Achieve or enhance calmness
  • Promote healing of injuries
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Improve quality of life, depression
Contact your health provider’s office and explain why you need the note or prescription. Treatment codes are not required, since this is not for insurance reimbursement, just for our files to avoid having to charge you the 7% tax.  All we need is purpose and condition.  
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