Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
475.0000 RESALE CERTIFICATES—Regulation 1668
475.0022 Carrier Furnished by Purchaser—Leased Rail Cars. A California taxpayer is selling asphalt to a customer based in Utah. The customer has a valid seller's permit for Utah which is on file in the taxpayer's office. The purchaser does not have a customer base in California and intends to resell the asphalt in Utah. A letter to that effect is also on file in the taxpayer's office. The transportation of the asphalt was arranged by the Utah customer through the leasing of rail cars. The product is loaded into the rail cars leased by the customer at the refinery located in California. Ownership of the product becomes the customer's at that time.
The property is not delivered to a carrier hired by the purchaser but is instead delivered into rail cars leased by the purchaser, that is, the property is delivered to the purchaser. That delivery takes place in this state. Therefore, the sale does not qualify for the interstate commerce exemption under Regulation 1620.
However, if the purchaser intends to resell the asphalt, the California retailer may accept a valid resale certificate from a purchaser for property delivered in California which is purchased for resale out of state. The certificate must contain the elements required by Regulation 1668(b). If the purchaser does not have a California seller's permit number, the out-of-state permit number must be noted on the certificate. 7/21/95.