Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
220.0000 "ENGAGED IN BUSINESS"
220.0033 Bourse Table. The dealer's participation in a convention in California is not the basis for regarding the dealer as engaged in business in California, but rather the dealer's selling activities in this state. Thus, if a dealer participates in the educational offerings of a convention, seminars, and symposiums, that participation alone would not be a basis for regarding the dealer as engaged in business in this state. Furthermore, even if the dealer makes purchases of tangible personal property at the convention, that activity would not be a basis for regarding the dealer as engaged in business in this state. If, however, the dealer engages in selling activities in this state, e.g., by obtaining a bourse table for purposes related to selling tangible personal property, it will be regarded as engaged in business in this state within the meaning of section 6203. When such is the case, the dealer must register for collection of use tax and must collect that use tax with respect to all its retail sales into California, not just the ones related to its selling activities in California. 2/27/95; 7/14/95.
(Refer to section 6203 for limited exceptions for trade show participation.) (Am. 2000-3).