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California: A Perk for Lumber Retailers


 Qualifying lumber retailers may retain hundreds of dollars to offset costs of collecting 1% sales tax.

A 1% sales tax on certain lumber and wood products has been levied in California since January 2013. Eligible retailers in 2013 were allowed to keep $250 of the collected tax (per location) to offset reporting start-up costs.

Effective January 1, 2014, eligible lumber retailers collecting that 1% tax “may retain an additional $485 per business location as reimbursement for their start-up costs.”

Additional information is listed on the California State Board of Equalization Special Notice to Lumber Retailers.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.