Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 33854

This rule was published in the August 15, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Tax Commission, Auditing

Section R865-19S-109

Sales Tax Nature of Veterinarians' Purchases and Sales Pursuant to Utah Code Ann. Sections 59-12-103 and 59-12-104

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 33854
Filed: 07/20/2010 11:21:36 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The proposed amendment will treat all transactions in the same manner as bundled transactions are treated under statute.

Summary of the rule or change:

This amendment removes language indicating that in a purchase consisting of taxable and nontaxable items, the nontaxable items must be separately stated on the invoice or the entire purchase is subject to sales tax. The standard for recording these transactions will be in the amended Section R865-19S-4. This amendment will allow the seller to separately state the nontaxable items on the invoice or be able to reasonably identify them from the books and records it keeps in its regular course of business. The amendment also makes technical changes. (DAR NOTE: The amendment to Section R865-19S-4 is under DAR No. 33848 in this issue, August 15, 2010, of the Bulletin.)

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 59-12-104
  • Section 59-12-103

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

None--The proposed amendment does not impact the amount of tax due only the recordkeeping requirements of the seller.

local governments:

The proposed amendment does not impact the amount of tax due only the recordkeeping requirements of the seller.

small businesses:

None--Sellers are currently acting within the scope of the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment will allow sellers who sell taxable and nontaxable items in a nonbundled transaction the same invoicing options as the seller of a bundled transaction.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

None--Sellers are currently acting within the scope of the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment will allow sellers who sell taxable and nontaxable items in a nonbundled transaction the same invoicing options as the seller of a bundled transaction.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

None--Sellers are currently acting within the scope of the proposed amendment. The proposed amendment will allow sellers who sell taxable and nontaxable items in a nonbundled transaction the same invoicing options as the seller of a bundled transaction.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

None anticipated.

Michael Cragun, Commissioner

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Tax Commission
Auditing
210 N 1950 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84134

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Michael Cragun at the above address, by phone at 801-297-3907, by FAX at 801-297-3919, or by Internet E-mail at mcragun@utah.gov

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

09/14/2010

This rule may become effective on:

09/21/2010

Authorized by:

R. Bruce Johnson, Tax Commission Chair

RULE TEXT

R865. Tax Commission, Auditing.

R865-19S. Sales and Use Tax.

R865-19S-109. Sales Tax Nature of Veterinarians' Purchases and Sales Pursuant to Utah Code Ann. Sections 59-12-103 and 59-12-104.

[A.](1)(a) Purchases of tangible personal property by a veterinarian are exempt from sales and use tax if the property will be resold by the veterinarian.

[1.](b) Except as provided in [E.]Subsection (5), a veterinarian must collect sales tax on tangible personal property that the veterinarian resells.

[B.](2) Purchases of tangible personal property by a veterinarian are subject to sales and use tax if the property will be used or consumed in the veterinarian's practice.

[C.](3) The determination of whether a veterinarian's purchase of food, medicine, or vitamins is a sale for resale or a purchase that will be used or consumed in the veterinarian's practice shall be made by the veterinarian.

[1.](a) For food, medicine, or vitamins that the veterinarian will resell, the veterinarian shall comply with [A]Subsection (1).

[2.](b) For food, medicine, or vitamins that the veterinarian will use or consume in the veterinarian's practice, the veterinarian shall comply with [B]Subsection (2).

[D.](4) A veterinarian is not required to collect sales and use tax on:

[1.](a) medical services;

[2.](b) boarding services; or

[3.](c) grooming services required in connection with a medical procedure.

[E.](5) Sales of tangible personal property by a veterinarian are exempt from sales and use tax if:

[1.](a) the sales are exempt from sales and use tax under Section 59-12-104; and

[2.](b) the veterinarian obtains from the purchaser a certificate as set forth in rule R865-19S-23.[

F. If a sale by a veterinarian consists of items that are subject to sales and use tax as well as items or services that are not taxable, the nontaxable items or services must be separately stated on the invoice or the entire sale is subject to sales and use tax.]

 

KEY: charities, tax exemptions, religious activities, sales tax

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [September 17, 2009]2010

Notice of Continuation: March 13, 2007

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 59-12-103; 59-12-104

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Michael Cragun at the above address, by phone at 801-297-3907, by FAX at 801-297-3919, or by Internet E-mail at mcragun@utah.gov.