Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
100.0000 ADVERTISING AGENCIES, COMMERCIAL ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS—Regulation 1540
(a) IN GENERAL
100.0032 Artwork Shipped Outside the State. An artist sells and leases her artwork to persons who reproduce it on prints, posters and jigsaw puzzles. Typically, a copy of the original artwork in the form of a photograph or transparency is furnished to the buyer. The buyers are all located outside California. The artist is required to ship the photographs or transparencies to the buyer at the buyer's out-of-state location.
While the sale of the artwork would be taxable if delivery were made to the buyer in California, these sales are exempt sales in interstate or foreign commerce. 2/24/94.