Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
(a) IN GENERAL—DEFINITION
495.0497 Transfer of Vehicles to Stockholder. "A" a wholly owned subsidiary of "B," transferred certain vehicles to B as a dividend. B then transferred one vehicle to D and the remaining vehicles to C, both wholly owned subsidiaries of B, as a contribution to capital. No consideration was paid to, or received by, any of the corporations as a result of the transfers.
Based on the assumption that no indebtedness was assumed on behalf of A for its transfer as a dividend to B, and that A will receive no other consideration for the transfer, the transfer from A to B is not a sale and is not subject to sales or use tax. Also based on the assumption that no indebtedness was assumed by anyone on the transfers from B to C and D, and since a sale and purchase is a transfer of tangible personal property for a consideration and these transfers were not for a consideration, there was no sale or purchase. Since there was no sale or purchase, there will be no sales or use tax on the transfers from B to C and D. 3/7/88.