Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
395.0000 OCCASIONAL SALES—SALE OF A BUSINESS—BUSINESS REORGANIZATION—Regulation 1595
(f) SALE OF A BUSINESS GENERALLY
395.1100 Discontinuance of Business—Sales after. A sale is made of furniture and fixtures held or used in an activity requiring the holding of a seller's permit, upon the exercise of an option in a lease agreement, the exercise of the option occurring within a year after the date of sale of the business.
Assuming that the lease represents a true option agreement, and is not in lieu of a sale, a sale does not occur until the exercise of the option. If the agreement to sell was entered into by a retailer required to hold a seller's permit, however, the tax applies to the sale. 5/25/51.