Tufts University is generally exempt from State Sales & Meals Tax in the following states:
– New Jersey
– New York
– Rhode Island
Note: For those university personnel who purchase goods and services on behalf of Tufts University, it is expected that all retailers and suppliers will request a completed Tax-Exempt Purchaser Certificate in order for the university to avoid paying a sales, use or meals tax. Information required on the Tax-Exempt Certificate will include the name of the tax-exempt entity; date of purchase; and a university taxpayer identification number.
Some examples when the university is exempt from sales, use and meals tax will generally apply to the following conditions:
When purchases and meals are used in the conduct of the university’s exempt purpose and mission (e.g. education and research)
When the university is billed directly and no amount is paid by the consumer
If meals are for the benefit of students
When meals are purchased as part of university business that include employees and guest of the university
Purchases made through Amazon:
For instructions on how to obtain tax-exempt status for Amazon.com purchases please direct all inquiries using the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a general rule, when travelling outside of Massachusetts, university personnel are more than likely required to pay a local and state hotel tax. Some states do, however, offer sales/use tax exemptions if proper documentation is provided at the time of payment.