Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
505.0000 SALES TO THE UNITED STATES AND ITS INSTRUMEN-TALITIES—Regulation 1614
(e) MEDICARE PROGRAM
505.0860 Medicare Contractor. Purchases of tangible personal property by a life insurance company, serving as a Medicare contractor, for use in administering the Medicare program are not exempt under section 6381. Some states establish that a life insurance company which serves as a Medicare contractor is an instrumentality of the United States when administering the Medicare program for purposes of that state. However, unlike other states, California does not have a statutory provision which expands the definition of "instrumentality of the United States" beyond the definition given to that term by the United States. 4/9/91.