Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
280.0000 GIFTS, MARKETING AIDS, PREMIUMS AND PRIZES— Regulation 1670
280.1085 Samples—Carpet. An out-of-state carpet manufacturer makes a taxable use of carpet samples in California when the manufacturer addresses the samples to retailers but ships the samples to the manufacturer's California employees who then forward the samples at no charge to the retailers.
Until the employees in California forward the samples to the retailers, the manufacturer has not relinquished ownership of the samples. Therefore, the taxable use, i.e., the giving of the samples to the retailers, occurs in California. 8/17/87.