Newspapers and Periodicals (280-RICR-20-70-53)
280-RICR-20-70-53 ACTIVE RULE
This regulation implements R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-18-30(2). This regulation provides for sales tax liability for sales of newspapers and periodicals.
This regulation is promulgated pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 44-18-30(2), 44-1-4, 44-18.1-1 and 44-19-33. Additionally these regulations have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-35 - Rhode Island Administrative Procedures Act.
The terms and provisions of these rules and regulations shall be liberally construed to permit the Department of Revenue to effectuate the purposes of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 44-18 and other applicable state laws and regulations.
If any provision of these rules and regulations, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity of the remainder of the rules and regulations shall not be affected thereby.
"Newspaper" means an unbound publication printed on newsprint which contains a news editorial comment, opinions, features, advertising matter and other matters of public interest. "Newspaper" does not include a magazine, handbill, circular, flyer, sales catalog, or similar item unless the item is printed for and distributed as part of a newspaper.
53.6Newspapers and Periodicals
A.The sales/use tax does not apply to the sale of or the storage, use or other consumption of newspapers in this state.
B.Magazines and other periodicals, whether sold over the counter or by subscription are subject to the sales/use tax.
|Title||280||Department of Revenue|
|Chapter||20||Division of Taxation|
|Subchapter||70||Sales and Use Tax|
|Part||53||Newspapers and Periodicals (280-RICR-20-70-53)|
|Type of Filing||Periodic Refile|
R.I. Gen. Laws Chapters 4-18 and 44-19
Purpose and Reason:
This rule is being refiled by the agency pursuant to R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35-4.1. No changes were made to the text of this rule.