Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017
Sales and Use Tax Annotations
590.0000 VENDING MACHINE OPERATORS—Regulation 1574
590.0090 Merchandise Sold from an Unattended Box. Sales made from an unattended box where the purchaser deposits coins into the box and selects merchandise from the box are not sales through a vending machine. A vending machine is a "machine" that dispenses small goods upon the deposit of a coin or coins in a slot. That is, a vending machine responds to the insertion of money by dispensing (i.e. physically releasing) the foods sold through the machine. The box in question is not a vending machine. 3/17/92.