Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
425.0000 PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES—Regulation 1591
(b) SPECIFIC ITEMS CLASSIFIED.
425.0695.300 Passy-Muir Trach Valve. The Passy-Muir Trach Valve is a prescription device which attaches to a tracheotomy tube to temporarily block the passage of air to the lungs, allowing tracheotomy patients to speak. The Passy-Muir Trach Valve is sold only to medical facilities and physicians.
The Passy-Muir Trach Valve qualifies as "related supplies" for the reason that it is designed to be worn in conjunction with a tracheotomy tube which is necessary as a result of an artificial opening created in the human body for the elimination of natural waste. Therefore, sales tax does not apply to the sale of the Passy-Muir Trach Valve. 9/18/85.