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Trade-ins and Core Charges

If you accept trade-ins or require the exchange of a used item or core when making sales, you must charge tax on both the cash paid and the value of the trade-in or exchange.

For example, if you sell a starter for $54 in cash and collect $10 as security for a trade-in of an old starter, you must collect tax on $64, the cash price of the new starter plus the value of the anticipated trade-in. When the customer turns in the old starter, you do not refund the tax on the $10, which you refund to the customer.

Selected re-manufactured parts exempt

The tax does not apply to core charges made in connection with sales of these re-manufactured truck parts and their components:

  • Air brake systems
  • Engines
  • Rear axle carriers
  • Transmissions.

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