Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
500.0000 SALES TO COMMON CARRIERS—Regulation 1621
500.0450 Vessels. The exemption afforded to common carriers by section 6385 applies equally to watercraft contract carriers by virtue of the wording in sub-paragraph (e). This paragraph also requires that the carriage be provided for compensation, which precludes voyages of vessels owned by the shipper whether directly or by a division. Such an arrangement could not be construed as the providing of carrier service for compensation. The carrier must be an entity separate from the shipper, such as a separate corporation, even if it is wholly owned by the shipper. The exemption must be supported by the required bills of lading and exemption certificates, whether the carrier is classified as common or contract. 1/8/85; 7/10/96.