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Revenue and Taxation Code - RTC

DIVISION 2. OTHER TAXES [6001 - 61045]

  ( Heading of Division 2 amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 279. )

PART 1. SALES AND USE TAXES [6001 - 7176]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 36. )

CHAPTER 3.5. Vehicles, Vessels and Aircraft [6271 - 6294]

  ( Chapter 3.5 added by Stats. 1965, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Special Exemptions [6281 - 6285]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1965, 1st Ex. Sess., Ch. 2. )

6281.
  

There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, a mobilehome or commercial coach required to be annually registered under the Health and Safety Code, or a vehicle required to be registered under the Vehicle Code or subject to identification under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code, or a vessel or aircraft, when such property is included in any transfer of all or substantially all the property held or used in the course of business activities of the person selling the property and when after such transfer the real or ultimate ownership of such property is substantially similar to that which existed before such transfer. For the purposes of this section, stockholders, bondholders, partners, or other persons holding an interest in a corporation or other entity are regarded as having the “real or ultimate ownership” of the property of that corporation or other entity.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 27.)

6282.
  

There are exempted from the computation of the amount of the sales tax the gross receipts from sales of mobilehomes or commercial coaches required to be annually registered under the Health and Safety Code or vehicles required to be registered under the Vehicle Code when the retailer is other than a person licensed or certificated pursuant to the Health and Safety Code or the Vehicle Code as a manufacturer, remanufacturer, dealer, dismantler, or lessor-retailer, subject to Section 11615.5 of the Vehicle Code.

This exemption does not extend to the rentals payable under a lease of tangible personal property.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1286, Sec. 1.)

6283.
  

(a) There are exempted from the computation of the amount of the sales tax the gross receipts from the sale in this state of a vehicle subject to identification under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code or of a vessel or of an aircraft when the retailer is other than a person required to hold a seller’s permit pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 6066) of Chapter 2 by reason of the number, scope, and character of his or her sales of those vehicles, vessels, or of aircraft, as the case may be.

(b) The exemption provided in subdivision (a) shall not apply to either of the following:

(1) Any sale of a vehicle required to be identified under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code when the retailer is a person licensed or certificated pursuant to the Vehicle Code as a manufacturer, remanufacturer, dealer, or dismantler.

(2) Any sale of a vessel or an aircraft when a broker arranges the sale between two private parties and the broker collects sales tax reimbursement on the transaction.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 555, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 1996.)

6284.
  

If a person is engaged in the business of selling vehicles, mobilehomes, commercial coaches, vessels or aircraft he or she shall not be excused from the requirements of Article 2 (commencing with Section 6066) of Chapter 2 of this part, by reason of the exemptions provided in Sections 6282 and 6283.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1589, Sec. 11.)

6285.
  

There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale of and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of a mobilehome or commercial coach required to be registered annually under the Health and Safety Code, or of a vehicle required to be registered under the Vehicle Code, or of a vehicle subject to identification under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code, or a vehicle that qualifies under the permanent trailer identification plate program pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 5014.1 of the Vehicle Code, or of a vessel or an aircraft, when either of the following occurs:

(a) The person selling the property is either the parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, or spouse, or the brother or sister if the sale between that brother or sister is between two minors related by blood or adoption, of the purchaser, and the person selling is not engaged in the business of selling the type of property for which the exemption is claimed.

(b) The sale is to a revocable trust in which all of the following occur:

(1) The seller has an unrestricted power to revoke the trust.

(2) The sale does not result in any change in the beneficial ownership of the property.

(3) The trust provides that upon revocation the property will revert wholly to the seller.

(4) The only consideration for the sale is the assumption by the trust of an existing loan for which the tangible personal property being transferred is the sole collateral for the assumed loan.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 861, Sec. 6.1. Effective September 29, 2000. Operative December 31, 2001, pursuant to Sec. 67 of Ch. 861.)

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