Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
280.0000 GIFTS, MARKETING AIDS, PREMIUMS AND PRIZES— Regulation 1670
280.0200 Cash Discounts—Punchcards—Cash Prizes. Punchcards were purchased by a grocery store, which distributed them to customers and nonpurchasing visitors. Cards could be redeemed by customers after making $100 of purchases, as indicated by punches on the cards or cards could be redeemed by nonpurchasing visitors by accumulating weekly "free" punches. Upon redemption each customer or visitor received a cash prize of $1 to $100, the amount designated under a seal on each card, which was opened by a store employee. The store was the consumer of the punchcards. The amounts of such cash prizes were not cash discounts, inasmuch as receipt of such amounts did not necessarily depend on the recipient having made any purchases and the amounts received bore no relation to the amount of purchases actually made by a customer recipient. 9/21/64.