2017 Tennessee Code
Title 67 - Taxes and Licenses
Chapter 6 - Sales and Use Taxes
Part 9 - Transactions Subject to Sales and Use Taxes
§ 67-6-906. Source of sales of watercraft, manufactured homes, mobile homes, or vehicles that do not qualify as transportation equipment. [Effective on July 1, 2019.]
- (a) The retail sale, excluding the lease or rental, of watercraft with a displacement of less than fifty (50) tons and the sale or transfer, including lease or rental, of manufactured homes, or mobile homes; and the retail sale, excluding lease or rental, of motor vehicles, trailers, semi-trailers, or aircraft that do not qualify as transportation equipment, as defined in § 67-6-902(d); shall be sourced as follows:
- (1) If a dealer regularly engaged in making sales or transfers of the property being sold, the transaction is sourced to the business location of the dealer making the sale and the dealer shall collect the applicable state and local sales tax;
- (2) If the sale or transfer of property is made by a dealer or person not regularly engaged in making sales or transfers of the property being sold, and the property is required by law to be registered, or titled, or both, by the county clerk or the agency with which the property is licensed, registered or otherwise recorded requires sales tax to be paid to the county clerk as a prerequisite, the clerk shall collect the applicable state and local sales or use tax at the rate applicable in the clerk's county jurisdiction;
- (3) In all other situations where Tennessee sales or use tax is due but has not been paid by the purchaser, the purchaser shall file a use tax return with the commissioner and pay the applicable state and local tax. In that case, the purchaser shall pay the local use tax at the rate applicable in the county or municipality where the place of primary use of the property takes place; and
- (4) For purposes of subdivision (a)(3), the place of primary use of the property shall be the owner's street address in this state. If the owner has more than one (1) address in this state, the place of primary use of the property shall be the primary street address at which the owner keeps the property. The property's place of primary use shall not be altered by intermittent use at different locations, such as the use of business property that accompanies employees on business trips and service calls.
- (b) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the retail sale, including the lease or rental, of watercraft with a displacement of fifty (50) tons or more shall be sourced under § 67-6-902(d).
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