Every seller required to register with the tax commissioner pursuant to section 5741.17 of the Revised Code who is engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property in this state for storage, use, or other consumption in this state, to which section 5741.02 of the Revised Code applies, or which is subject to a tax levied pursuant to section 5741.021, 5741.022, or 5741.023 of the Revised Code, shall, and any other seller who is authorized by rule of the tax commissioner to do so may, collect from the consumer the full and exact amount of the tax payable on each such storage, use, or consumption, in the manner and at the times provided as follows:
(A) If the price is, at or prior to the delivery of possession of the thing sold to the consumer, paid in currency passed from hand to hand by the consumer or the consumer's agent, to the seller or the seller's agent, the seller or the seller's agent shall collect the tax with and at the same time as the price.
(B) If the price is otherwise paid or to be paid, the seller or the seller's agent shall, at or prior to the delivery of possession of the thing sold to the consumer, charge the tax imposed by or pursuant to section 5741.02, 5741.021, 5741.022, or 5741.023 of the Revised Code to the account of the consumer, which amount shall be collected by the seller from the consumer in addition to the price. Such transaction shall be reported on the return for the period in which the transaction occurred, and the amount of tax applicable to the transaction shall be remitted with the return or, if the consumer is subject to section 5741.121 of the Revised Code, in the manner prescribed by that section. The amount of the tax shall become a legal charge in favor of the seller and against the consumer.
(C) It shall be the obligation of each consumer, as required by section 5741.12 of the Revised Code, to report and pay the taxes levied by sections 5741.021, 5741.022, and 5741.023 of the Revised Code, if applicable, on any storage, use, or other consumption of tangible personal property purchased in this state from a vendor required to be licensed pursuant to section 5739.17 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-19-1993; 2008 HB562 09-22-2008