Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
280.0000 GIFTS, MARKETING AIDS, PREMIUMS AND PRIZES— Regulation 1670
280.0888 Sample Kits. A retailer furnishes sample kits, containing merchandise with a stated retail value, to marketing personnel who use a "hostess party" system to market the merchandise. The marketing personnel are allowed to retain the kits if they meet certain sales levels. Under the above conditions, the retailer is a seller, not a consumer, of merchandise provided to marketing personnel as compensation for their marketing efforts. The transactions are sales because there is a transfer of title and possession of the merchandise for a consideration, namely the marketing work done by the marketing personnel. 9/16/93.