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Sales and Use Tax
Sales tax exemption certificates enable a purchaser to make tax-free purchases that would normally be subject to sales tax. The purchaser fills out the certificate and gives it to the seller. The seller keeps the certificate and may then sell property or services to the purchaser without charging sales tax. This bulletin explains:. Sales tax exemption certificates may also be issued and accepted electronically.
A sales tax exemption certificate is needed in order to make tax-free purchases of items and services that are taxable. This includes most tangible personal property and some services.
A purchaser must give the seller the properly completed certificate within 90 days of the time the sale is made, but preferably at the time of the sale.
Example: You purchase cleaning supplies, which are taxable, from a distributor. However, if you intend to resell the cleaning supplies to your customers that is, you are purchasing the supplies for your inventory , you may purchase the supplies without paying sales tax. Otherwise, the distributor could be held liable for the tax. If you intend to use the supplies yourself, you cannot use a resale exemption certificate, and the distributor must collect sales tax from you.
Certain sales are always exempt from tax. This means a purchaser does not need an exemption certificate to make purchases of these items or services. In some cases, you must also have a valid Certificate of Authority to use an exemption certificate see the chart at the end of this bulletin. Most sellers must have a valid Certificate of Authority in order to accept an exemption certificate. A properly completed exemption certificate accepted in good faith protects the seller from liability for the sales tax not collected from the purchaser.
Exemption certificates of other states or countries are not valid to claim exemption from New York State and local sales and use tax.
As a purchaser, you must use the correct exemption certificate, and complete it properly before giving it to the seller. The exemption certificate must include all the following:. You must give the exemption certificate to the seller within 90 days after the date of the purchase. Otherwise, both you and the seller could be held liable for the sales tax. Sellers have the right to refuse your exemption certificate, even if it is correct and properly completed.
A seller that refuses your certificate must charge you sales tax. For a list of general sales tax exemption certificates, see the chart at the end of this bulletin. If you routinely make similar purchases from a seller, you may prefer to use a blanket certificate.
This allows you to give your seller one exemption certificate to cover all similar purchases, rather than a separate certificate for each purchase. This option is available for many types of exemption certificates. For example, suppose you are a wholesaler of plumbing supplies and you plan to make multiple purchases of copper tubing and fittings from a manufacturer and then resell those items to plumbing supply shops and hardware stores.
Rather than give the manufacturer a separate exemption certificate each time you make a purchase, you may give the manufacturer one blanket certificate to cover all your similar purchases.
When using an exemption certificate as a blanket certificate, mark an X in the blanket certificate box, rather than in the single purchase certificate box. If the certificate does not have these boxes, you may not use it as a blanket certificate. If your address, identification number, or any other information on the blanket certificate changes, you must give your seller an updated blanket certificate. Your seller has the right to ask you for an updated blanket certificate at any time.
Otherwise, the blanket certificate remains in effect as long as you are making exempt purchases from your seller. If you willfully or knowingly issue a false or fraudulent exemption certificate, you may be subject to penalties, fines, or a jail sentence. As long as the purchaser gives you the appropriate certificate, properly completed, within 90 days of the date of the purchase, you do not have to charge the purchaser sales tax.
You must accept the certificate in good faith, which simply means that you had no prior knowledge that the certificate was false or fraudulent. You must exercise ordinary care when accepting a certificate. You have the right to refuse to accept an exemption certificate, even if it is correct and properly completed. However, if you refuse a certificate, you must charge the purchaser sales tax. You must attach the exemption certificate to the record of the purchase or have some other method of associating the exemption certificate with a particular sale.
You must keep the exemption certificate for at least three years from the due date of the sales tax return on which the last sale using the exemption certificate was reported. Please note that this chart provides a brief description of the various exemption documents.
Additional requirements may apply. See the individual forms and instructions for details. Note: A Tax Bulletin is an informational document designed to provide general guidance in simplified language on a topic of interest to taxpayers. It is accurate as of the date issued. However, taxpayers should be aware that subsequent changes in the Tax Law or its interpretation may affect the accuracy of a Tax Bulletin. The information provided in this document does not cover every situation and is not intended to replace the law or change its meaning.
How to use an exemption certificate As a purchaser, you must use the correct exemption certificate, and complete it properly before giving it to the seller. Misuse of exemption certificates If you willfully or knowingly issue a false or fraudulent exemption certificate, you may be subject to penalties, fines, or a jail sentence. What a seller needs to know As long as the purchaser gives you the appropriate certificate, properly completed, within 90 days of the date of the purchase, you do not have to charge the purchaser sales tax.
General sales tax exemption certificates Please note that this chart provides a brief description of the various exemption documents. A copy of a contract signed by an authorized New York government official is also sufficient to show exemption. Form ST A copy of a contract signed by an authorized United States government official is also sufficient to show exemption. Updated: September 10, For contractors to use instead of ST ST , Certificate of Capital Improvement.
Capital improvement services purchased from construction contractors. No, but must be a veterans organization or another authorized representative. Hotel rooms used by veterans organizations with an Exempt Organization Certificate.
May be accepted only by hotel operators. Does not provide exemption from locally administered occupancy taxes. For an enrolled member of one of the exempt nations or tribes listed on the form to make exempt purchases. No, but must be an agency, instrumentality, public corporation or political subdivision of New York State. Purchase of any taxable tangible personal property or service by a New York State governmental entity.
Not a Tax Department form. Purchase of any taxable tangible personal property or service by a United States governmental entity.
Approved exemption certificates
If your organization is tax exempt, Hachette Book Group requires a resale certificate or proof of exemption. You may obtain these documents using the links provided below. Please make sure to provide certificates for all states to which you ship. If we do not have a resale certificate or proof of exemption on file, we are required by law to include sales tax on all invoices. Some states also require that we tax freight charges. If you feel you are exempt on shipments to Canada, please contact us. Please remember to include your account name and account number on all correspondence.
Texas Administrative Code. Exemption certificate--A document that, when properly executed, allows the tax-free purchase of an item that would otherwise be subject to tax. Except as otherwise stated, the exemption certificate described in this section refers to the Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification, Form Back or a document substantially in the same format. It is the seller's responsibility to be familiar with Texas sales tax law as it applies to the seller's business and to be familiar with the exemptions that are available for the items the seller sells. All certificates obtained on or after the date the comptroller's auditor actually begins work on the audit at the seller's place of business or on the seller's records after the entrance conference are subject to verification. All incomplete certificates will be disallowed regardless of when they were obtained. The seller has 60 days from the date written notice is received by the seller from the comptroller in which to deliver the certificates to the comptroller.
If you are a retailer making purchases for resale, or need to make a purchase that is exempt from the Texas sales tax, you need the appropriate Texas sales tax exemption certificate before you can begin making tax-free purchases. This page explains how to make tax-free purchases in Texas, and lists nine Texas sales tax exemption forms available for download. We have nine Texas sales tax exemption forms available for you to print or save as a PDF file. If any of these links are broken, or you can't find the form you need, please let us know. You can find resale certificates for other states here. Texas allows the use of uniform sales tax exemption certificates , which are general exemption certificates that can be used across multiple states.
Other States – Tax Exemption
When traveling to other states and making University purchases outside of Alabama, check to see if we have an exemption from sales taxes in the state where you are making the purchase. If an out-of-state company ships items to UA for use in Alabama, our State of Alabama sales tax exemption will apply. To access the appropriate forms and procedures for a particular state, scroll down the list of states below.
Approved exemption certificates
Every state that has a sales tax also has a use tax on the purchase of goods and services as defined by law. State sales taxes apply to purchases made in Maryland while the use tax refers to the tax on goods purchased out of state. Businesses in Maryland are required to collect Maryland's 6 percent sales tax and or 9 percent alcoholic beverage tax from you whenever you make a taxable purchase.
Provisions under Article Exempt organizations are entitled to an exemption only on items purchased and used directly and exclusively in pursuit of the exempt purpose. For school districts, items purchased must relate to the educational process. By law, these groups must obtain their own tax exemption status and employer identification number. Skip to Main Content.
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