17 NCAC 07B .3103          RENTAL OF FILMS: RECORDINGS

Receipts derived from the lease or rental of motion picture film or prerecorded videotape cassettes to theaters or similar businesses for exhibition to the public and receipts derived from the lease or rental of such film or prerecorded videotape cassettes to schools, churches, hospitals, prisons and similar institutions and organizations for exhibition to students, congregations, patients and inmates are exempt from sales or use tax.  Receipts derived from the lease or rental of motion picture film or prerecorded videotape cassettes to businesses, individuals, organizations and other lessees for any use other than for public exhibition are subject to the applicable statutory state and local sales or use tax.  Projection equipment, screens, advertising matter and other tangible personal property which are leased, rented or sold at retail for use in showing film, videotape cassettes, DVDs, or any other prerecorded formats are subject to the applicable state and local sales or use tax regardless of whether the film or videotape is privately or publicly exhibited.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 105-164.4; 105-164.13; 105-262; Article 39; Article 40; Article 42; Article 43; Article 44; Article 46;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 1, 2009; April 1, 1997; October 1, 1993; October 1, 1991; November 1, 1982;

January 1, 1982.