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Section 205.93

USE TAX ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 94 of 1937

***** 205.93 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED BY ACT 408 OF 2012 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, IF CONDITIONS APPLIED BY ENACTING SECTION 1 OF ACT 408 OF 2012 ARE MET: See 205.93.amended ***** ***** 205.93 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED EFFECTIVE WHEN THE CONDITIONS APPLIED BY ENACTING SECTION 1 OF ACT 81 OF 2014 ARE MET: See 205.93.amended[2] ***** 205.93 THIS SECTION IS AMENDED BY ACT 80 0F 2014 EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, IF CONDITIONS APPLIED BY ENACTING SECTION 1 OF ACT 80 OF 2014 ARE MET: See 205.93.amended[3] *****



205.93 Tax rate; applicability to tangible personal property or services; conversion to taxable use; penalties and interest; presumption; collection; price tax base; exemptions; services, information, or records; applicability.

Sec. 3.

(1) There is levied upon and there shall be collected from every person in this state a specific tax for the privilege of using, storing, or consuming tangible personal property in this state at a rate equal to 6% of the price of the property or services specified in section 3a or 3b. The tax levied under this act applies to a person who acquires tangible personal property or services that are subject to the tax levied under this act for any tax-exempt use who subsequently converts the tangible personal property or service to a taxable use, including an interim taxable use. If tangible personal property or services are converted to a taxable use, the tax levied under this act shall be imposed without regard to any subsequent tax-exempt use. Penalties and interest shall be added to the tax if applicable as provided in this act. For the purpose of the proper administration of this act and to prevent the evasion of the tax, all of the following shall be presumed:

(a) That tangible personal property purchased is subject to the tax if brought into this state within 90 days of the purchase date and is considered as acquired for storage, use, or other consumption in this state.

(b) That tangible personal property used solely for personal, nonbusiness purposes that is purchased outside of this state and that is not an aircraft is exempt from the tax levied under this act if 1 or more of the following conditions are satisfied:

(i) The property is purchased by a person who is not a resident of this state at the time of purchase and is brought into this state more than 90 days after the date of purchase.

(ii) The property is purchased by a person who is a resident of this state at the time of purchase and is brought into this state more than 360 days after the date of purchase.

(2) The tax imposed by this section for the privilege of using, storing, or consuming a vehicle, ORV, manufactured housing, aircraft, snowmobile, or watercraft shall be collected before the transfer of the vehicle, ORV, manufactured housing, aircraft, snowmobile, or watercraft, except a transfer to a licensed dealer or retailer for purposes of resale that arises by reason of a transaction made by a person who does not transfer vehicles, ORVs, manufactured housing, aircraft, snowmobiles, or watercraft in the ordinary course of his or her business done in this state. The tax on a vehicle, ORV, snowmobile, and watercraft shall be collected by the secretary of state before the transfer of the vehicle, ORV, snowmobile, or watercraft registration. The tax on manufactured housing shall be collected by the department of consumer and industry services, mobile home commission, or its agent before the transfer of the certificate of title. The tax on an aircraft shall be collected by the department of treasury. The price tax base of a new or previously owned car or truck held for resale by a dealer and that is not exempt under section 4(1)(c) is the purchase price of the car or truck multiplied by 2.5% plus $30.00 per month beginning with the month that the dealer uses the car or truck in a nonexempt manner.

(3) The following transfers or purchases are not subject to use tax:

(a) A transaction or a portion of a transaction if the transferee or purchaser is the spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, child, stepparent, stepchild, stepbrother, stepsister, grandparent, grandchild, legal ward, or a legally appointed guardian with a certified letter of guardianship, of the transferor.

(b) A transaction or a portion of a transaction if the transfer is a gift to a beneficiary in the administration of an estate.

(c) If a vehicle, ORV, manufactured housing, aircraft, snowmobile, or watercraft that has once been subjected to the Michigan sales or use tax is transferred in connection with the organization, reorganization, dissolution, or partial liquidation of an incorporated or unincorporated business and the beneficial ownership is not changed.

(d) If an insurance company licensed to conduct business in this state acquires ownership of a late model distressed vehicle as defined in section 12a of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.12a, through payment of damages in response to a claim or when the person who owned the vehicle before the insurance company reacquires ownership from the company as part of the settlement of a claim.

(4) The department may utilize the services, information, or records of any other department or agency of state government in the performance of its duties under this act, and other departments or agencies of state government are required to furnish those services, information, or records upon the request of the department.

(5) Any decrease in the rate of the tax levied under subsection (1) on services subject to tax under this act shall apply only to billings rendered on or after the effective date of the decrease.


History: 1937, Act 94, Eff. Oct. 29, 1937 ;-- Am. 1949, Act 273, Eff. July 1, 1949 ;-- Am. 1953, Act 211, Eff. Oct. 2, 1953 ;-- Am. 1957, Act 167, Imd. Eff. May 29, 1957 ;-- Am. 1959, Act 263, Eff. Sept. 1, 1959 ;-- Am. 1959, Act 272, Eff. Jan. 1, 1960 ;-- Am. 1960, 2nd Ex. Sess., Act 2, Eff. Jan. 1, 1961 ;-- Am. 1962, Act 219, Eff. July 1, 1962 ;-- Am. 1964, Act 48, Eff. Aug. 28, 1964 ;-- Am. 1971, Act 51, Eff. Sept. 1, 1971 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 219, Eff. Jan. 1, 1984 ;-- Am. 1982, Act 478, Imd. Eff. Dec. 30, 1982 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 178, Imd. Eff. July 3, 1984 ;-- Am. 1990, Act 86, Eff. June 6, 1990 ;-- Am. 1993, Act 326, Eff. May 1, 1994 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 67, Imd. Eff. May 31, 1995 ;-- Am. 1999, Act 117, Imd. Eff. July 14, 1999 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 110, Imd. Eff. Mar. 27, 2002 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 456, Imd. Eff. June 21, 2002 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 511, Imd. Eff. July 23, 2002 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 669, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003 ;-- Am. 2003, Act 27, Eff. Mar. 30, 2004 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 172, Eff. Sept. 1, 2004 ;-- Am. 2007, Act 103, Eff. Sept. 30, 2002
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 117 of 1999 provides:"Enacting section 1. This amendatory act clarifies that, with the exception of telecommunications equipment taxed under section 3a of the use tax act, 1937 PA 94, MCL 205.93a, the tax levied does not apply to the price of property or services to the extent that the property or services are stored, used, or consumed for exempt purposes. For telecommunications equipment taxed under section 3a of the use tax act, 1937 PA 94, MCL 205.93a, this amendatory act clarifies that for periods before April 1, 1999, the tax shall not be apportioned and for periods beginning April 1, 1999, the tax shall be apportioned. This amendatory act clarifies that existing law as originally intended provides for a prorated exemption. This amendatory act takes effect for all periods beginning March 31, 1995 and all tax years that are open under the statute of limitations provided in section 27a of 1941 PA 122, MCL 205.27a."Enacting sections 1 and 2 of 2007 PA 103 provide:"Enacting section 1. It is the intent of the legislature that this amendatory act clarify that a person who acquires tangible personal property for a purpose exempt under the use tax act, 1937 PA 94, MCL 205.91 to 205.111, who subsequently converts that property to a use taxable under the use tax act, 1937 PA 94, MCL 205.91 to 205.111, is liable for the tax levied under the use tax act, 1937 PA 94, MCL 205.91 to 205.111."Enacting section 2. This amendatory act is curative and intended to prevent any misinterpretation of the ability of a taxpayer to claim an exemption from the tax levied under the use tax act, 1937 PA 94, MCL 205.91 to 205.111, based on the purchase of tangible personal property or services for resale that may result from the decision of the Michigan court of appeals in Betten Auto Center, Inc v Department of Treasury, No. 265976, as affirmed by the Michigan Supreme Court. This amendatory act is retroactive and is effective beginning September 30, 2002 and for all tax years that are open under the statute of limitations provided in section 27a of 1941 PA 122, MCL 205.27a."


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