California – New Operative Date of April 25, 2019, for District Use Tax Collection Requirement Based on $500,000 Sales Threshold

The California Legislature recently passed Senate Bill (SB) 92 (Stats. 2019, ch. 34), which changes the operative date of the new district use tax collection requirement based on a $500,000 sales threshold from April 1, 2019 to April 25, 2019. As explained in our prior Special Notice L-632¹, under the new law, all retailers are required to collect and remit the district use tax on all sales made for delivery in any district that imposes a district tax if, during the preceding or current calendar year the total combined sales of tangible personal property in this state or for delivery in this state by the retailer and all persons related to the retailer exceed $500,000.

Assembly Bill (AB) 147 (Stats. 2019, ch. 5) established the new district use tax collection requirement with an operative date of April 1, 2019, and was signed into law on April 25, 2019. Changing the operative date to April 25, 2019, therefore, eliminates the retroactive effect of AB 147 with regard to the new district use tax collection requirement. 

Please note that SB 92 does not change the operative date of the new state use tax collection requirement based on $500,000 in combined sales for delivery in California. The operative date of the new state use tax collection requirement is still April 1, 2019.   

For further information:

http://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/formspubs/l684.pdf