Wyoming Sales Tax Law Changes, July 2015
- Sales Tax News
- Apr 6, 2015 | Gail Cole
Changes to Wyoming sales tax legislation take effect on July 1, 2015.
The definition of an oil or gas well site in Wyoming is amended, effective July 1, 2015. Prior to that date, a “well site” is defined as “an area within a two hundred fifty (250) radius of an oil or gas wellbore.” Effective July 2015, well site is defined as follows:
“[W]here production equipment is installed to store or prepare oil or gas for transportation off the well site. Production equipment includes, but is not limited to, wellheads, valves, tanks, dehydrators, heater-treaters, separators, flow lines, meters, flares, vapor recovery units and emission equipment. Except as provided in this paragraph, production equipment for purposes of defining a well site shall not include compressors, off well site gathering lines and processing facilities.”
See House Bill 51, Enrolled Act 42, for additional details.
Under House Bill 52, Enrolled Act 35, the definition of a sale does not apply to the lease or rental of tangible personal property for consideration between the following:
- Parent and closely held subsidiary corporations.
- Subsidiary corporations closely held by the same parent corporation.
- Affiliated companies, partnerships, corporations or other business entities which are owned in similar percentages by the same persons.
Sales tax does therefore not apply to the above transactions. Please see HB 52 for additional details, including the definition of a business entity. Effective July 2015.
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