Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Sales And Use Tax Law
CHAPTER 2. THE SALES TAX
Article 4. Inclusion of Support Services in Sales Tax*
6150. Definitions. For purposes of this article, notwithstanding any provision of Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 6001), the following words have the following meanings in extending the sales tax to support services:
(a) "County" means a county, city and county, or a public authority or nonprofit consortium, as defined in Section 12301.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(b) "Gross receipts" means the total amount of the sales of a provider, valued in money, whether paid in money or otherwise, without any deduction for the cost of materials used, any costs of transportation of the provider, or any other expenses. "Gross receipts" shall not include a supplementary payment received by a provider pursuant to Section 12306.6 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
(c) "Personal care services" means (1) assistance with ambulation, (2) bathing, oral hygiene, and grooming, (3) dressing, (4) care and assistance with prosthetic devices, (5) bowel, bladder, and menstrual care, (6) repositioning, skin care, range of motion exercises, and transfers, (7) feeding and assurance of adequate fluid intake, (8) respiration, and (9) assistance with self-administration of medications.
(d) (1) "Provider" means a natural person who is authorized by law to provide all of the support services defined in subdivision (i) and who makes a retail sale.
(2) "Provider" also means a nongovernmental person that arranges for the retail sale of all support services defined in subdivision (i). When this definition applies, any natural person described by paragraph (1) who provides services under the direction of the nongovernmental person is not a provider.
(e) "Recipient" means a natural person who receives support services.
(f) "Retail sale" means a sale to a recipient.
(g) "Sale" means the furnishing of support services for a consideration.
(h) "Seller" includes the State Department of Social Services in its capacity as the state agency that oversees the In-Home Supportive Services program, or a county in which county staff serve as homemakers pursuant to Section 12302 of the Welfare and Institutions Code in those instances where the department is not the seller, or a county that contracts with a nongovernmental contractor to arrange for the retail sale of support services to eligible recipients pursuant to Section 12301.6 or 12302 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, or any other nongovernmental person that arranges for the retail sale of support services, wherever located.
(i) "Support services" means the following services provided by a provider:
(1) Domestic services and services related to domestic services.
(2) Heavy cleaning.
(3) Personal care services, as defined in subdivision (c).
(4) Accompaniment when needed during necessary travel to health-related appointments or to alternative resource sites.
(5) Yard hazard abatement.
(6) Protective supervision.
(7) Teaching and demonstration directed at reducing the need for other supportive services.
(8) Paramedical services that make it possible for the recipient to establish and maintain an independent living arrangement, including those necessary paramedical services that are ordered by a licensed health care professional who is lawfully authorized to do so, which persons could provide for themselves but for their functional limitations. Paramedical services include the administration of medications, puncturing the skin, or inserting a medical device into a body orifice, activities requiring sterile procedures, or other activities requiring judgment based on training given by a licensed health care professional.
* Article 4 was added by Stats. 2010, Ch. 725 (AB 1612), in effect October 19, 2010, but operative if and when specified federal approval is granted.