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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2022

Sales And Use Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes
Chapter 2. The Sales Tax

Article 2. Permits

Section 6073.2

6073.2. Trade shows; exclusion. (a) Section 6073 shall not apply to any of the following:

(1) An event or show for which all exhibitors' contracts prohibit any sale of tangible personal property at the event or show and at which no tangible personal property is actually sold.

(2) An event or show that is conducted for informational or educational purposes only, and at which no sales of tangible personal property occur.

(3) A trade show.

(b) For purposes of this section, a "trade show" means an event or show that complies with all of the following conditions:

(1) The event or show is not open to the general public for any portion of the show.

(2) Only orders for tangible personal property are solicited or taken during the event or show from sellers, as defined in Section 6014, for purposes of subsequent resale.

(3) The event or show is operated by an organization that qualifies for tax exempt status under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) When the board determines it is necessary for the efficient administration of this part, the board may require the operator of a trade show, within 10 days from the close of that show, to provide the board with a listing of the names and addresses of the agents or representatives soliciting orders at the trade show, and their principals, including, but not limited to, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, or suppliers.

(d) Any operator of a trade show who willfully fails or refuses to comply with subdivision (c) is subject to a penalty in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each offense.

History—Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 393, in effect September 1, 1994.