Okla. Admin. Code § 710:65-7-13

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 9, January 17, 2023
Section 710:65-7-13 - Vendors' responsibility - sales to contractors
(a)General rule. Contractors are defined by statute as consumer/users and must pay sales tax on all taxable services and tangible personal property, including materials, supplies, and equipment purchased to develop, repair, alter, remodel, and improve real property.
(b)Limited exceptions. A contractor may make purchases based upon the exempt status of another entity only in the statutorily-limited circumstances described in this paragraph.
(1) A contractor who has a public contract, or a subcontractor to that public contract, with an Oklahoma municipality, county, public school district, city-county library system, an institution of the Oklahoma System of Higher Education, a rural water district, the Grand River Dam Authority, the Northeast Oklahoma Public Facilities Authority, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority, the Broken Bow Economic Development Authority, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority, the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority, the Durant Industrial Authority, the Ardmore Development Authority, the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, the Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District, Arbuckle Master Conservancy District, Fort Cobb Master Conservancy District, Foss Reservoir Master Conservancy District, Mountain Park Master Conservancy District, Waurika Lake Master Conservancy District or the Office of Management and Enterprise Services only when carrying out a public construction contract on behalf of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs and effective July 1, 2022, the University Hospitals Trust may make purchases of tangible personal property or services, which are necessary for carrying out the public contract, exempt from sales tax.
(2) A contractor who has entered into a contract with a private institution of higher education or with a private elementary or secondary institution, may make purchases of tangible personal property or services, including materials, supplies and equipment used in the construction of buildings owned and used by the institution for educational purposes exempt from sales tax. However, the institution must be registered or accredited with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the State Board of Education, or the State Department of Education.
(3) A contractor who has contracted with an agricultural permit holder to construct a facility which will be used directly in the production of any livestock, including facilities used in the production and storage of feed for livestock owned by the agricultural permit holder, may make purchases of materials, supplies and equipment necessary to fulfill the contract, exempt from sales tax. [See:OAC710:65-7-11]
(4) A contractor may make purchases exempt from sales tax for use on campus construction projects for the benefit of institutions of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or private institutions of higher education accredited by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The projects must be financed by or through the use of nonprofit entities which are exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contractors claiming exemption for purchases to be used in a qualified campus construction project should obtain a letter certifying the exemption status from the Tax Commission by following the procedures set out in 710:65-13-210, and provide a copy of the letter to vendors, pursuant to subsection (g) of that rule. [See: 68 O.S. §1356(41)]
(5) A contractor may make purchases of machinery, equipment, fuels, and chemicals or other materials, exempt from sales tax, which will be incorporated into and directly used or consumed in the process of treatment of hazardous waste, pursuant to OAC710:65-13-80. Contractors claiming exemption for purchases to be used to remediate hazardous wastes should obtain a letter certifying the exemption status from the Tax Commission by following the procedures set out in 710:65-13-80, and provide a copy of the letter to vendors, pursuant to subsection (f) of that rule.
(6) A contractor, or a subcontractor to such contractor, with whom a church has duly entered into a construction contract may make purchases of tangible personal property or services exempt from sales tax which are necessary for carrying out such construction contract.
(7) A contractor, or a subcontractor to such contractor, may make purchases of tangible personal property which is to be consumed or incorporated in the construction or expansion of a facility for a corporation organized under Section 437 et seq. of Title 18 of the Oklahoma Statutes as a rural electric cooperative exempt from sales tax. Contractors claiming exemption for purchases to be used in a qualified rural electric cooperative project shall follow the procedures set out in OAC710:65-13-124.
(8) A contractor, or a subcontractor to such contractor, may make purchases of tangible personal property or services pursuant to a contractual relationship with a child care center, qualified for exemption pursuant 68 O.S. § 1356(69), for construction and improvement of buildings and other structures owned by the child care center and operated for educational purposes exempt from sales tax.
(9) A contractor, or a subcontractor to such contractor, may make purchases of tangible personal property or services exempt from sales tax pursuant to a contractual relationship with a manufacturer for the construction and improvement of manufacturing goods, wares, merchandise, property, machinery and equipment for use in a manufacturing operation classified under NAICS No. 324110 (Petroleum Refineries).
(c)Documentation required for limited exceptions. In the case of a sale to a contractor claiming exemption pursuant to subsections (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(6), (b)(8), or (b)(9) of this Section, the vendor must obtain:
(1) A copy of the exemption letter or card issued to one of the entities described in (b) of this Section;
(2) Documentation indicating the contractual relationship between the contractor and the entity; and,
(3) Certification by the purchaser, on the face of each invoice or sales receipt, setting out the name of the exempt entity, that the purchases are being made on behalf of the entity, and that they are necessary for the completion of the contract.

Okla. Admin. Code § 710:65-7-13

Added at 18 Ok Reg 2823, eff 6-25-01; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 1859, eff 6-13-02; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2581, eff 6-25-04; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 1561, eff 6-11-05; Amended at 24 Ok Reg 2397, eff 6-25-07; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 2070, eff 7-1-08; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 2354, eff 6-25-09; Amended at 27 Ok Reg 2308, eff 7-11-10; Amended at 29 Ok Reg 542, eff 5-11-12
Amended by Oklahoma Register, Volume 39, Issue 24, September 1, 2022, eff. 9/11/2022