Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
330.0000 LEASES OF TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY—IN GENERAL—Regulation 1660
(b) RENTAL RECEIPTS—ITEMS INCLUDED AND EXCLUDED
330.3560 Services and Maintenance Leases. Where the contract is for the rendition of a service as distinguished from a rental of tangible personal property, the tax would not be applicable to the amounts paid to the person providing the service. This would be true even though in performing the service, use of equipment is involved. If the use of the equipment is entirely under the control of the person furnishing the service, particularly if the furnishing of such service is authorized by appropriate governmental agencies and is subject to their regulations, apparently only a service is being performed. Where, however, the contract specifies that there will be a rental of certain property or where property passes into the possession of the other party to the contract, there is a rental. If it is optional for the customer to purchase the services of a driver or other personnel, a separate charge for such additional services could be excluded from the measure of the tax. If maintenance is a condition of the lease, i.e., it is mandatory that the lessee purchase such maintenance, the entire receipts are taxable. If the maintenance is optional with the lessee, separate charges for such optional maintenance could be excluded from the amount of rental payments subject to tax. 10/5/65.