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Tax Exemptions

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First Published  :Wed Mar 04 16:02:44 GMT 2015
Last Modified  :Mon Apr 16 22:00:48 GMT 2018
Last Published  :Mon Apr 16 22:00:48 GMT 2018
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 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/ST5).

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

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

    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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