Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
(a) IN GENERAL—DEFINITION
495.0215 Donation of Books to Schools. A taxpayer proposes to conduct a reading program in which businesses contribute funds to provide personalized reading books (produced by taxpayer) to day-care centers and schools. The donors will receive recognition as a sponsor in a special page inserted into the books and will be thanked in an advertisement placed in a local newspaper. The taxpayer will not transfer the books directly to the businesses. Based on the facts, businesses are the donors of the books to the schools. This means that the taxpayer is making retail sales of the books to those donors and tax applies to the taxpayer's charges for the books. 10/24/96.