Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
385.0000 NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS—Regulation 1590
(a) IN GENERAL
385.0070 Brochures Which Include Over 90 Percent Advertising. An advertising brochure containing entries from many advertisers, published every month in the same format, is not an exempt periodical because over 90% of the printed area contains advertising material. The brochure does, however, meet the criteria for exemption for printed sales message when the brochures are picked up by a distribution house or common carrier and distributed to others, including some of the advertisers, at no charge.
Although the advertisers pay the publisher for the right to be included in the brochure, none of the amount can be considered to be payment for the brochures because the advertisers pay the same fee regardless of whether they choose to receive copies of the brochure, or choose not to receive copies of the brochures. 12/20/90.