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personal services

n. in contract law, the talents of a person which are unusual, special or unique and cannot be performed exactly the same by another. These can include the talents of an artist, an actor, a writer, or professional services. The value of personal services is greater than general labor, so woodcarving is personal service and carpentry is not. Therefore, if an actor contracts to perform in a movie and fails to show, he/she will be liable for damages based on the difficulty to replace him. An artist who contracts to paint a picture cannot send a substitute, since he/she was retained for his/her unique ability and product.

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Their groping efforts to better their condition received strong stimulus also from the ravages of the terrible Black Death, a pestilence which, sweeping off at its first visitation, in 1348, at least half the population, and on two later recurrences only smaller proportions, led to a scarcity of laborers and added strength to their demand for commutation of personal services by money-payments and for higher wages.
Where, for the first time in many revolving years, the overwhelming pressure of pecuniary liabilities was not proclaimed, from day to day, by importune voices declining to vacate the passage; where there was no knocker on the door for any creditor to appeal to; where personal service of process was not required, and detainees were merely lodged at the gate
Natural timidity, and that retiring and perhaps peculiar lassitude, which forms the very groundwork of female fascination, in the tropical provinces of Spain, held her in their seemingly indissoluble bonds; and it is more than probable, that had not an accident occurred, in which Middleton was of some personal service to her father, so long a time would have elapsed before they met, that another direction might have been given to the wishes of one, who was just of an age to be alive to all the power of youth and beauty.
But personal service, by clerk or agent, in these cases, you know, Mr.
Tenders are invited for provide personal services as an Operations Support Team (OST) Rover under a United States Personal Services Contract (USPSC).
One issue has remained unchanged: the risk of creating a de facto personal services contract due to this relationship.
The IRS recently released guidance warning that trusts, estates, and personal service corporations engaged in the real property business cannot meet the qualifying tests of IRC Section 469(c)(7)(B), because that test applies only to individuals capable of performing personal services.
448-IT(e) (4)(i), setting forth a "function test" for determining whether a corporation's services are qualified personal services, states that engineering includes surveying and mapping.
The IRS has issued proposed regulations that would clarify the determination of the source of compensation for a person, including an artist or athlete, who is compensated for labor or personal services performed at a specific event or events.
25136(d)(2)(C) addresses gross receipts from the performance of personal services and provides that the time each employee spends in each state will constitute a separate income-producing activity for purposes of the sales factor.
Friar's, "Performance-Based Service Acquisition (PBSA), A-76 and Personal Services," discusses the issue of personal services in a performance-based arena.
Property owners seeking credit-worthy tenants Hornig will also be leveraging his information resource background to use the Interact to expedite traditionally "paper-intensive tasks" to devote more time to providing a full range of personal services.

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