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Tax Exemptions

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First Published  :Wed Mar 04 16:02:44 GMT 2015
Last Modified  :Mon Jan 14 16:47:25 GMT 2019
Last Published  :Mon Jan 14 16:47:25 GMT 2019
Summary :  Provides information about sales tax exemptions when purchasing on behalf of Tufts.


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    Per IRS under section 501 (c)(3), a non-profit institution, Tufts is exempt from sales tax on all non-travel related purchases made within Massachusetts and is typically not subject to taxes on purchases made outside of Massachusetts.  Some Massachusetts suppliers may ask for our exemption certificate (ST2 and ST5; an ST-5C is used for Construction vendors).

    Tufts University is generally exempt from State Sales Tax in the following states:

    - Colorado- Massachusetts
    - Connecticut- New Jersey
    - Florida- New York
    - Illinois- Rhode Island
    - Maine 

    As a general rule, when traveling outside of Massachusetts, university personnel are more than likely required to pay a local and state hotel tax unless the travel occurs in one of the states mentioned above.  Proper documentation must be provided at the time of payment; those forms are available on the Finance site.

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