Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
280.0000 GIFTS, MARKETING AIDS, PREMIUMS AND PRIZES— Regulation 1670
280.0720 Incentive Awards. Premium houses are retailers of premium merchandise which they transfer to recipients in exchange for stamps, coupons or points, which constitute valuable consideration.
Where an employer gives its salesmen "points" or other indicia as incentives, and a premium house redeems the points for merchandise which it transfers to the salesmen, the premium house and not the employer is the retailer. If the merchandise is transferred by the employer directly to the salesmen as an incentive award, the employer is the retailer. In either case, the retail sale is made to the salesman. The salesman and not the employer is subject to any use tax that may apply. 9/11/67.