Sales Tax Exemption Certificates and Letters

The university is exempt from paying sales tax to vendors in certain states on its own purchases. The rules vary by state. Even if we have a sales tax exemption for a particular state, not all purchases may be exempt in that state. Also, a purchase considered sales tax exempt in one state may not be sales tax exempt in another state.

Sales tax exemptions should be provided to the vendor at the time of purchase. In addition, purchases are required to be made from university funds (i.e. check or p-card).

Questions about whether a state’s exemption covers a specific good or service should be directed to a member of the Tax Department.