Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
280.0000 GIFTS, MARKETING AIDS, PREMIUMS AND PRIZES— Regulation 1670
280.1096 Samples vs. Marketing Aids—Carpets. The term samples should be used only in reference to area rugs or carpets which are held for demonstration and display and are subsequently sold to customers. On the other hand, carpet remnants that are bound together to form swatch books are regarded to be marketing aids, and the rules explained in Regulation 1670 apply. Thus, a person such as a manufacturer or wholesaler is the consumer of a swatch book which the person transfers for less than 50 percent of that person's purchase price. For the manufacturer, the purchase price is generally the purchase price of the materials it incorporates into the marketing aid. A person is the seller of the marketing aids which it transfers for 50 percent or more of that person's purchase price and sales or use tax applies to the sales price charged the customer for the swatch book. 9/26/95.