Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Sales and Use Tax Annotations

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495.0000 SALE

Annotation 495.0620


495.0620 Place of Sale. An out-of-state dealer, who is not engaged in business in California, takes an order for an automobile and the order is shipped from a third party warehouse in Irvine, California, to a retail customer in Los Angeles, California.

Since the property is located in Irvine at the time the sale takes place, the sale takes place in Irvine and sales tax applies to the sale. Pursuant to section 6007, the person who delivers property directly to a California consumer pursuant to a retail sale made by a retailer not engaged in business in California is deemed to be the retailer and must report tax on the retail sales price.

When the vehicle is registered and licensed to the customer in Los Angeles County, the sale is exempt from district transactions taxes imposed in Orange County and is subject to district use tax in Los Angeles County. Thus, the 1% Los Angeles district use tax applies, and the retailer is required to collect the tax. 9/27/94.