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Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

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425.0000 Prescription Medicines—Regulation 1591

Annotation 425.0823.5

(b) Specific Items Classified

425.0823.5 Skin Products. The sale of the following products by a dermatologist to patients, for the treatment of skin disorders, is exempt from tax pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code section 6369(a)(2). However, when sold over-the-counter, the sale of these products is subject to tax.

  • Lynda—Sy Cleansing Lotion
  • Lynda—Sy Facial Soap
  • Lynda—Sy Moisture Lotion for Normal/Combination Skin
  • Lynda—Sy Moisture Lotion for Dry Skin
  • Lynda—Sy Superior Cream
  • Lynda—Sy Extra Rich Face Cream
  • Lynda—Sy Optimal Sunscreen Moisturizing Lotion
  • Lynda—Sy Optimal II Sunscreen Lotion for Oily Skin
  • Lynda—Sy Liquid Make-up with Sunscreen
  • Lynda—Sy Soufflé Make-up with Sunscreen
  • Lynda—Sy Essential Make-up with Sunscreen
  • Lynda—Sy After Shower Body Oil. 10/27/89.