Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Sales and Use Tax Annotations

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Annotation 220.0194

220.0194 Public Warehouse. A firm plans to store tires in a public warehouse in California. It will make its sales solely by mail order.

If all sales of goods located in the California public warehouse were sales in interstate commerce, no tax would apply and a seller's permit would not be required. However, even if all sales from the California warehouse were exempt sales in interstate commerce, the operation of that warehouse in California makes the firm a retailer engaged in business in California. Thus, the firm is required to collect use tax on its sales to California consumers, even if the property was shipped from a warehouse outside California. 10/28/80.