Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Sales and Use Tax Annotations

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Annotation 390.0085

390.0085 Gift of Ribbons. A nonprofit organization engaged in research to find a cure for AIDS receives red ribbons (bows) donated by a supporter. The supporter pays the sales tax on the materials and assembles the ribbons. The organization gives the ribbons to contributors but will also give the ribbons away to anyone, without receiving a contribution. Since the organization does not purchase the ribbons, there is no basis for a use tax liability. In addition, since the giving of the ribbons is not dependent on the receiving of a donation, they are not considered sales and there is no sales tax liability. 2/8/93.