Pennsylvania Sales Tax on Occasional Sales Pennsylvania: Sales Tax Handbook


Are Occasional Sales subject to sales tax?

While Pennsylvania's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of occasional sales in Pennsylvania, including motor vehicles. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in Pennsylvania.

General Occasional Sales
In the state of Pennsylvania, the law includes exemption provisions for a retailer selling property, so long as the transaction is not in the regular course of business.

Motor Vehicles
In the state of Pennsylvania, the exemptions may apply for certain family and/or corporate transfers and sales.

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