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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
 

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515.0000 SERVICE ENTERPRISES GENERALLY—Regulation 1501

Annotation 515.0012.840

(a) IN GENERAL—SERVICE DISTINGUISHED FROM SALE

515.0012.840 Postcard Advertising. An advertising firm offers advertising for its clients by placing postcards in restaurants. If a restaurant agrees, a rack is installed by the advertising firm and the restaurant gets its own postcard printed free of charge to be placed in one slot in the rack. Postcards are provided free of charge to patrons. The advertising firm furnishes the postcards, places them, and refills the rack. The clients are billed monthly for the advertising. Title to the postcards remains with the advertising firm.

The advertising firm does not sell the postcards to its clients since title to the postcards remains with the advertising firm. The advertising firm provides an advertising service to its clients and places its own postcards in the restaurants for the restaurant patrons to take free of charge. The advertising firm is a consumer of the postcards and the racks in which the postcards are placed. 1/18/95.