Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Sales and Use Tax Annotations

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495.0000 SALE

Annotation 495.0469


495.0469 Transfer of Artwork by Artist Via Computer. An artist prepares artwork and places it on the artist's removable computer storage media (e.g., floppy disk). The artist takes the disk to the customer's location, inserts the disk into the customer's computer, and transfers the artwork from the artist's disk to the customer's computer. The artist removes the disk and retains it, and does not otherwise provide any tangible personal property to the customer. The transfer is not a sale of tangible personal property provided the artist retains title to and possession of the disk at all times. For example, if, after inserting the disk and prior to its removal, the artist leaves the computer and the customer uses it, the artist would be regarded as making a taxable lease of the disk. 7/22/96.