002.01 The sales and use taxes complement each other and together provide a uniform tax upon either the sale, lease, rental, use, storage, distribution, or other consumption of all tangible personal property and on any intangible property or services the gross receipts of which are included in the measure of the sales tax under section 77-2703(1). Use tax is not a duplication of the sales tax. The storage, use, distribution, or other consumption of any item is taxable if the purchase of the item would be taxable if the transaction was completed in this state.
002.02 The consumer's use tax is imposed upon the storage, use, distribution, or other consumption of any tangible personal property and on any intangible property or services the gross receipts of which are included in the measure of the sales tax under section 77-2703(1). The consumer's use tax applies when the sales tax has not been paid. It is presumed that any property or services sold, leased, or rented by any person for delivery in this state is sold, leased, or rented for storage, use, distribution, or other consumption in this state until the contrary is established. The burden of proving that any property or services delivered in this state is delivered for a purpose other than storage, use, distribution, or other consumption in this state is on the person who purchases, leases, or rents the property or services.
002.03 Consumer's use tax is paid directly to the Nebraska Department of Revenue by the purchaser. A permit is not necessary or required.
002.04 Consumer's use tax does not apply to the following:
002.04A Transactions upon which the Nebraska sales tax has been paid;
002.04A(1) See requirements for remitting sales tax by holders of direct payment permits in Reg-1-097 or certificates of exemption for direct mail, Reg-1-105.
002.04B Storage, use, or other consumption of property or services exempt from sales tax;
002.04C Transactions where the tax has been properly paid on the sale, purchase, use, or other consumption of property or services in another state at a rate equal to or greater than the rate in Nebraska. (Reg-1-071, Credit for Tax Paid to Another State);
002.04D Transactions where the item purchased has been used for its intended purpose in another state. This exemption does not apply to motor vehicles, motorboats, or airplanes; and
002.04E Transactions where the item was purchased in another state, is stored in Nebraska, and is subsequently taken to and used in another state without any use other than storage in this state.
002.05 Consumer's use tax will apply to the following:
002.05A Purchases for delivery in Nebraska from out-of-state retailers when the applicable sales and use tax has not been paid;
002.05B Retail purchases made in this state when the applicable sales tax has not been paid;
002.05C Purchases at retail from federal government agencies and instrumentalities not required to act as collectors of Nebraska sales or use tax;
002.05D Purchases where an exempt sale certificate was originally given, but the property or service is subsequently put to a taxable use;
002.05E Use of property or services originally purchased tax free for resale purposes but which is later consumed for personal needs or consumed by or within the business;
002.05F Purchases from out-of-state retailers of items exempt in the other state that are used in this state and would be taxable if purchased in this state; or
002.05G Purchases that are manufactured, processed, or fabricated in another state and that are not used for their intended purposes in the other state after its manufacture, processing, or fabrication.
002.06 If a purchaser who gives a Resale Certificate makes any use of the property other than retention, demonstration, or display while holding such property for sale, lease, or rental in the regular course of business, the use shall be taxable to that purchaser as of the time when the property is first so used. Except for a purchaser of aircraft as provided in Reg-1-067, Aircraft and Related Services, the sales price of that property to him or her shall be deemed the measure of the use tax and the tax rate to be applied will be the rate in effect at the time of use.
002.07 The amount of consumer's use tax is computed by multiplying the purchase price of the property or service by the applicable rate in effect at the time of use. The rate applicable for consumer's use tax is the same as the rate for sales tax. Purchase price means the total amount of consideration for the property or services received and includes cash, credit, property, and services rendered.
002.08 Those persons holding a sales tax permit shall on the return required thereby, report and pay all consumer's use tax for which they are liable.
002.09 Persons not required to hold a sales tax permit but who are liable for consumer's use tax shall obtain a consumer's use tax return and report and pay the tax directly to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. Unless otherwise required by the Nebraska Department of Revenue, such consumers shall file returns annually if the tax will not exceed nine hundred dollars ($900.00). If the tax is expected to be between nine hundred dollars ($900.00) and three thousand dollars ($3,000.00), the returns shall be filed quarterly. All others shall file monthly.
002.09A Persons who are Model 1, 2, or 3 sellers may follow the filing frequency guidelines outlined in the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement.
002.09B Persons who are registered under the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement, do not have a legal requirement to register in the state, and are not Model 1, 2, or 3 sellers may follow the filing frequency guidelines outlined in the Agreement.
002.10 Returns, properly signed and accompanied by remittance, will be considered timely filed if mailed, postage prepaid, on or before the twenty-fifth day of the month following the close of the reporting period. When the twenty-fifth day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or an approved holiday, the return will be considered timely filed if mailed, postage prepaid, on the next succeeding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or an approved holiday. A United States Postal Service postmark will be conclusive evidence of the date of mailing for the purpose of timely filing a return.
002.10A The Tax Commissioner will comply with the format for filing methods and payment methods pursuant to the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement for Model 1, 2, or 3 sellers.
002.11 Remittance must accompany the return and be in the form of a check, draft, money order, or other payment method as approved by the Tax Commissioner made payable to the Nebraska Department of Revenue. Cash, post-dated checks, or postage stamps must not be sent as payment. Cash may be used when payment is made in person at an office of the Department of Revenue.(Sections 77-2704.30, 77-2704.31, and 77-2706(3), R.R.S. 2003, and sections 77-1702, 77-1784, 77-2701.37, 77-2701.42, 77-2703(2), and 77-2708(1), R.S.Supp., 2008; and Penney Co., Inc. v. Balka, 254 Neb. 521 (1998). February 22, 2009.)