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Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Sales And Use Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes
Chapter 4. Exemptions

Article 1. General Exemptions

Section 6356.5

6356.5. Low-emission motor vehicles; retrofit devices. [Repealed. Became inoperative January 1, 1995 pursuant to the provisions of Ch. 990, Stats. 1989.]

6356.5. Farm equipment and machinery. (a) There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale of, and the storage and use of, or other consumption in this state of, farm equipment and machinery, and the parts thereof, purchased for use by a qualified person to be used primarily in producing and harvesting agricultural products.

(b) For purposes of this section, both of the following shall apply:

(1) "Qualified person" means any person engaged in a line of business described in Codes 0111 to 0291, inclusive, of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual published by the United States Office of Management and Budget, 1987 Edition, and any other person that uses farm equipment and machinery to assist this person in the lines of business described in this paragraph in producing and harvesting agricultural products.

(2) "Farm equipment and machinery" means implements of husbandry, as defined in Section 411.

(c) (1) Notwithstanding any provision of the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 7200)) or the Transactions and Use Tax Law (Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251)), the exemption established by this section does not apply with respect to any tax levied by a county, city, or district pursuant to, or in accordance with, either of those laws.

(2) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the exemption established by this section does not apply with respect to any tax levied pursuant to Sections 6051.2 and 6201.2, or pursuant to Section 35 of Article XIII of the California Constitution.

(d) The exemption provided by this section shall be effective starting September 1, 2001.

History—Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 156 (AB 426), in effect August 7, 2001, operative September 1, 2001. Stats. 2011, Ch. 727 (AB 242), in effect January 1, 2012, deleted ", unless the State Board of Equalization determines that implementation by that date is not feasible, in which case the board shall, on or before that date, report to the Legislature regarding the reasons why it must delay implementation, and shall thereafter implement the exemption provided by this section no later than October 1, 2001" after "September 1, 2001" in subdivision (d).