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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2023

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 6366.2

6366.2. New vehicles; foreign purchaser. (a) There are exempted from the taxes imposed by this part the gross receipts from the sale of and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of any new motor vehicle sold to a purchaser who is a resident of a foreign country and who arranges for the purchase through an authorized vehicle dealer in the foreign country prior to arriving in the United States, if the following conditions are met:

(1) The purchaser is issued an in-transit permit pursuant to Section 6700.1 of the Vehicle Code.

(2) Prior to the expiration of the in-transit permit issued to the purchaser, the retailer ships or drives the motor vehicle to a point outside the United States by means of facilities operated by the retailer, or by delivery to a carrier, customs broker or forwarding agent for shipment to that point.

(b) For purposes of this section, "carrier" means a person or firm engaged in the business of transporting for compensation tangible personal property owned by other persons, and includes both common and contract carrier. "Forwarding agent" means a person or firm engaged in the business of preparing property for shipment or arranging for its shipment.

History—Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 762, operative January 1, 1990.