Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
(e) RETAIL SALE OR SALE FOR RESALE—DELIVERY BY OWNER, FORMER OWNER, FACTOR OR AGENT
495.0952 Resale Certificates with Respect to Drop Shipments. A taxpayer makes sales to an out-of-state corporation which is not engaged in business in California. The out-of-state customer directs that goods be drop shipped to California entities. The taxpayer is deemed the retailer under section 6007 unless the California customer is purchasing the property for resale. The taxpayer is not relieved of liability for tax by its acceptance of a resale certificate from the out-of-state retailer that lacks a valid California seller's permit number. The taxpayer will be relieved of liability for tax, however, if it accepts a timely valid resale certificate in good faith from the California customer of the out-of-state retailer. 12/14/93.