SECTION 710:65-19-70. Delivery charges  


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  • (a)   Definition. "Delivery charges" means charges by the seller of personal property or services for preparation and delivery to a location designated by the purchaser of personal property or services including, but not limited to, transportation, shipping, postage, handling, crating, and packing. "Delivery charges" does not include charges for the delivery of "direct mail" if the charges are separately-stated on an invoice or similar billing document given to the purchaser.
    (b)   Separately-stated delivery charges. In every case where a delivery charge represents the cost of transporting the items sold from the vendor to the consumer, and is separately-stated on the invoice or statement, such charges are not subject to sales tax.
    (c)   Delivery charges included in price. If delivery charges are included in the selling price of the tangible personal property sold, the charges are subject to sales tax.
    (d)   Transportation costs of the seller. Shipping, freight, or delivery charges paid by a seller in acquiring property for sale are considered costs of doing business to the seller and may not be deducted from the gross proceeds of the sale in computing tax liability, even though such costs may be passed on to his customers and regardless of whether they are separately-stated.
    (e)   Demurrage. Demurrage is a charge for detaining a ship, freight car, or truck beyond the time allowed for loading or unloading. This is considered a penalty and is not subject to sales tax.
[Source: Amended at 16 Ok Reg 2653, eff 6-25-99; Amended at 17 Ok Reg 2677, eff 6-25-00; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 1859, eff 6-13-02; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2581, eff 6-25-04]