(Replaces Information Bulletin #13 dated June 2002)
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Application of Sales Tax to Newspaper Publishers
IC 6-2.5-5-3; IC 6-2.5-5-5.1; IC 6-2.5-5-6; IC 6-2.5-5-17; IC 6-2.5- 5-31; 45 IAC 2.2-5-8; 45 IAC 2.2-5-14; 45 IAC 2.2-5-26
Aside from technical, nonsubstantive changes, this version of the bulletin has been changed from the previous version in two ways. First, language has been included in this version that informs taxpayers of the 18-month limitation on refund claims related to utilities used in manufacturing. Second, this version has incorporated a section related to free-distribution newspapers that was previously located in Sales Tax Information Bulletin #69.
Indiana law provides an exemption from sales tax for transactions involving the sale of newspapers. For purposes of the exemption, the term “newspapers” shall mean only those publications that are