(a) Every qualified person making any sale of a mobilehome or commercial coach required to be registered annually under the Health and Safety Code, or of a vehicle required to be registered under the Vehicle Code or subject to identification under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code, or a vehicle that qualifies under the permanent trailer identification plate program pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 5014.1 of the Vehicle Code, or of any salvage certificate vehicle as defined in Section 11515 of the Vehicle Code, is presumed to be making a sale at retail and not a sale for resale. The presumption may be rebutted by taking a resale certificate from any of the following:
(1) A person that certifies it is licensed, registered, regulated, or certificated under the Health and Safety Code or the Vehicle Code as a dealer or dismantler.
(2) A person that certifies it is licensed, registered, regulated, or certificated under the Business and Professions Code as an automotive repair dealer, or is qualified as a scrap metal processor as described in the Vehicle Code.
(3) A person that certifies it is licensed, registered, regulated, certificated, or otherwise authorized by another state, country, or jurisdiction to do business as a dealer, dismantler, automotive repairer, or scrap metal processor.
(b) A qualified person shall not accept a resale certificate from any person except as provided in subdivision (a).
(c) (1) In addition to the requirements of Sections 6093 and 6243, the certificate shall include the license or registration number of the dealer, dismantler, or automotive repair dealer, as applicable. If the purchaser is not required to hold a seller’s permit because the purchaser makes no sales in this state, the purchaser must include on the certificate a sufficient explanation as to the reason the purchaser is not required to hold a California seller’s permit in lieu of the seller’s permit number. The certificate issued by a purchaser pursuant to this section shall be substantially in such form as the board may prescribe.
(2) A qualified person that does not timely obtain a resale certificate as provided in this section may use alternative methods as prescribed by the board to rebut the presumption provided in subdivision (a).
(d) For the purposes of this section, a “qualified person” means a person making a sale at auction or a dismantler licensed under the Vehicle Code.
(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 756, Sec. 1. (AB 2618) Effective September 29, 2012.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018