Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Property Tax Annotations
205.0000 BUSINESS INVENTORY EXEMPTION
205.0161 Professional and Service Enterprises. Hospitals are service enterprises that consume rather than sell most of the items they dispense in the course of patient treatment and care. Such noninventory items include medicines, IV fluids, casts, splints, wraps, crutches, bone screws and all record keeping, cleaning and maintenance materials. The exception would be, for example, major items that are affixed to and/or permanently attached to patients, such as body part replacements or prostheses.
Portions of a hospital providing nonprofessional services such as the gift shop, cafeteria and pharmacy do transfer property to customers in the regular course of business, and such properties held for sale constitute business inventory. LTA 6/21/1990 (No. 90/45).