Nebraska Revised Statute 77-2703.03

Chapter 77 Section 2703.03

77-2703.03.

Direct mail sourcing.

(1) This section applies when sourcing sales of direct mail. For purposes of this section:

(a) Advertising and promotional direct mail means direct mail that has the primary purpose of attracting public attention to a product, person, business, or organization or attempting to sell, popularize, or secure financial support for a product, person, business, or organization; and

(b)(i) Other direct mail means any direct mail that is not advertising and promotional direct mail, regardless of whether advertising and promotional direct mail is included in the same mailing.

(ii) Other direct mail includes, but is not limited to:

(A) Transactional direct mail that contains personal information specific to the addressee, including, but not limited to, invoices, bills, statements of account, and payroll advices;

(B) Any legally required mailings, including, but not limited to, privacy notices, tax reports, and stockholder reports; and

(C) Other nonpromotional direct mail delivered to existing or former shareholders, customers, employees, or agents, including, but not limited to, newsletters and informational pieces.

(iii) Other direct mail does not include the development of billing information or any data processing service that is more than incidental.

(2) The sale of advertising and promotional direct mail shall be sourced as follows:

(a) If the purchaser of advertising and promotional direct mail provides the retailer with a direct payment permit, certificate of exemption authorized by the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, or written statement claiming exemption that has been approved, authorized, or accepted by the Tax Commissioner, the purchaser shall source the sale to the jurisdictions to which the advertising and promotional direct mail is to be delivered to recipients and shall report and pay any applicable tax due. In the absence of bad faith, the retailer is relieved of all obligations to collect, pay, or remit any tax on any transaction involving advertising and promotional direct mail to which the direct payment permit, certificate of exemption, or written statement applies;

(b) If the purchaser of advertising and promotional direct mail provides the retailer with information showing the jurisdictions to which the advertising and promotional direct mail is to be delivered to recipients, the retailer shall source the sale to the jurisdictions to which the advertising and promotional direct mail is to be delivered to recipients and shall collect and remit the applicable tax. In the absence of bad faith, the retailer is relieved of any further obligation to collect any additional tax on the sale of advertising and promotional direct mail; or

(c) If neither subdivision (a) of this subsection nor subdivision (b) of this subsection applies, then the sale of advertising and promotional direct mail shall be sourced according to subsection (6) of section 77-2703.01. The tax paid shall not constitute a properly paid tax for purposes of allowing credit against state and local option sales and use tax due.

(3) The sale of other direct mail shall be sourced as follows:

(a) If the purchaser of other direct mail provides the retailer with a direct payment permit, certificate of exemption authorized by the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, or written statement claiming exemption that has been approved, authorized, or accepted by the Tax Commissioner, the purchaser shall source the sale to the jurisdictions to which the other direct mail is to be delivered to recipients and shall report and pay any applicable tax due. In the absence of bad faith, the retailer is relieved of all obligations to collect, pay, or remit any tax on any transaction involving other direct mail to which the direct payment permit, certificate of exemption, or written statement applies; or

(b) If subdivision (a) of this subsection does not apply, then the sale of other direct mail shall be sourced according to subsection (4) of section 77-2703.01. The tax paid shall not constitute a properly paid tax for purposes of allowing credit against state and local option sales and use tax due.

(4) This section applies to transactions characterized under state law as sales of services only if the service is an integral part of the production and distribution of direct mail.

(5) If a transaction is a bundled transaction that includes advertising and promotional direct mail, this section applies only if the primary purpose of the transaction is the sale of advertising and promotional direct mail.

(6) This section does not apply to any transaction that includes the development of billing information or the provision of any data processing service that is more than incidental, regardless of whether advertising and promotional direct mail is included in the same mailing.