Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
325.0000 INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE—Regulation 1620
(a) IN GENERAL—SHIPMENTS INTO CALIFORNIA FROM POINTS OUTSIDE STATE
325.0115 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.