Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
235.0000 FEDERAL TAXES—Regulation 1617
235.0110 Luxury Tax—Nonqualifying Lease. Where the lessor leases the vehicle under a nonqualifying lease, the first retail sale is the sale of the vehicle to the lessor and the federal luxury tax is imposed on that sale, not on the lease. A nonqualifying lease is a lease with a term of less than one year, such as a daily or other short term rental. Where the luxury tax is not imposed upon the transaction subject to sales or use tax, the luxury tax cannot be passed through to that subsequent taxable transaction and excluded from the gross receipts of that transaction. Thus, no amount of the rentals on daily or short term rentals is excludable from the measure of tax. 6/22/92.