I have a small Nevada LLC that I'm dissolving. I used it for ecommerce, but business has been bad the last year and now I've got some inventory left over. Because all of my inventory was bought for resell, no sales tax was paid for it, and now I'm trying to decide how to minimize any sales and use tax that needs to be paid on the remaining inventory (money is extremely tight and I'd rather avoid paying $500 in use tax).
Does the initial cost of the inventory affect sales tax if I sell the items for less than I originally paid for them? For example, the stuff I have leftover cost about $6,000. If I simply sell the remaining inventory to myself as an individual at a ridiculously discounted price (say for $100, call it liquidation), will I only have to pay sales tax on that lower price or will I owe the state more because no sales tax was paid on the original $6,000 inventory purchase?