Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2016
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
557.0000 TRANSPORTATION CHARGES—Regulation 1628
557.0690 Use of Average Shipping Costs. A retailer requires payment from the customer prior to shipping the goods sold. It charges a flat fee of $3.00 for shipping and separately states it on the invoice of sale. The actual cost of shipping is not known until the order is filled and the property shipped. Under the circumstances, an average cost of shipping cannot be used to calculate the exclusion from tax for transportation charges. Only the actual cost of transportation on each order may be excluded from tax under section 6011(c)(7) and 6012(c)(7). 4/21/89.