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California State Board of Equalization Announced that Sales to Mixed Indian/Non-Indian Couples are 100% Exempt from California Sales Taxes Instead of 50% Exempt.

On July 9, 2009, the California State Board of Equalization (“SBE”) announced that it is proposing a change to it’s position regarding sales to mixed Indian couples. In particular, the SBE’s proposed new position is that sales to married couples (and domestic partnerships) which consist of both an Indian spouse and an non-Indian spouse will now be considered 100% exempt from sales tax if they otherwise meet exempt requirements.