Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1311

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 6-2.5-5.

Synopsis: Sales tax exemption for college textbooks. Provides that sales of textbooks are exempt from the state sales tax if: (1) the textbooks are required for an undergraduate course at an accredited college or university; and (2) the purchaser is a student enrolled in an accredited college or university or the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in an accredited college or university.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Micon, Turner, Klinker




    January 16, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Education.







Introduced

First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1311



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning taxation.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 6-2.5-5-26; (07)IN1311.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 6-2.5-5-26 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 26. (a) Sales of tangible personal property are exempt from the state gross retail tax, if:
        (1) the seller is an organization that is described in section 21(b)(1) of this chapter;
        (2) the organization makes the sale to make money to carry on a not-for-profit purpose; and
        (3) the organization does not make those sales during more than thirty (30) days in a calendar year.
    (b) Sales of tangible personal property are exempt from the state gross retail tax, if:
        (1) the seller is an organization described in section 21(b)(1) of this chapter;
        (2) the seller is not operated predominantly for social purposes;
        (3) the property sold is designed and intended primarily either for the organization's educational, cultural, or religious purposes, or for improvement of the work skills or professional qualifications

of the organization's members; and
        (4) the property sold is not designed or intended primarily for use in carrying on a private or proprietary business.
    (c) The exemption provided by this section does not apply to an accredited college or university's sales of the following:
         (1) Books other than textbooks exempt under section 42 of this chapter.
         (2) Stationery.
         (3) Haberdashery.
         (4) Supplies. or
         (5) Other property.

SOURCE: IC 6-2.5-5-42; (07)IN1311.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. IC 6-2.5-5-42 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 42. Sales of textbooks are exempt from the state gross retail tax if:
        (1) the textbooks are required for an undergraduate course at an accredited college or university; and
        (2) the purchaser is a student enrolled in an accredited college or university or the parent or guardian of a student enrolled in an accredited college or university.