FAQs - Sales and Use Tax

Must I charge tax when I sell a prepaid authorization number or prepaid telephone calling card?

Yes. The sale of a prepaid authorization number and/or a prepaid telephone calling card is considered a sale subject to sales tax, unless the purchaser has a statutory basis for claiming exception or exemption.

“Prepaid authorization number” means a numeric or alphanumeric combination that represents a prepaid account that can be used by the account holder solely to obtain telecommunications service, and includes any renewals or increases in the prepaid account.

"Prepaid telephone calling card” means a tangible item that contains a prepaid authorization number that can be used solely to obtain telecommunications service, and includes any renewals or increases in the prepaid account.