Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
557.0000 TRANSPORTATION CHARGES—Regulation 1628
557.0060 Construction Contractors. Where a contractor is the consumer of materials, the charges for transportation of materials from his supplier to his place of business or directly to the jobsite are governed by Regulation 1628, recognizing the supplier as the retailer. Any charges for transportation of such materials from the contractor's place of business to the jobsite are not includable in the measure of tax.
A contractor is the retailer of a fixture that he installs but, if his contract with his customer does not state the sales price of the fixture, the sale price is the cost price of the fixture to the contractor as provided in Regulation 1521 and the net effect with respect to transportation charges is the same as if materials were involved. However, if his contract with his customer states the price at which the fixture is sold, tax applies to that price and charges for transportation are governed by Regulation 1628, recognizing the contractor as the retailer. 2/7/78.