Ohio University

Tax Exempt Purchases

Sales Tax Exemption

Ohio University has a tax exempt status and, as a result, is exempt from most sales tax depending upon the type of purchase and location of the supplier.

When traveling, always check this page before you leave to find out if Ohio University is exempt from sales tax at your destination and if any paperwork is needed to claim the tax exemption.

Purchases Made in Ohio

The University is exempt from sales tax within the State of Ohio. Employees may take advantage of this tax exemption status by making a purchase through BobcatBUY or with a PCard. Purchases made with cash or with a personal credit card are subject to sales tax.

In order to ensure that sales tax will not be charged, notify the vendor before the transaction that you are making a tax exempt purchase for Ohio University. If requested, please present the vendor with a copy of the University's Blanket Exemption Certificate for Ohio.

Purchases Made on Campus

If making a purchase on campus using your PCard, make sure to always state that you are using your PCard and making a tax exempt purchase. Even on campus, most customers are subject to sales tax, so the cash registers are programmed to automatically charge it.

Purchases Made in Other States

Purchases made online or by mail order that are shipped to Ohio are also exempt from sales tax. In order to claim a sales tax exemption, make sure to notify the vendor that you are making a purchase for Ohio University and that the University is exempt from tax in the State of Ohio.

Tax Exemption Certificates

Use the table below to obtain tax exemption certificates for purchases made within Ohio or from another State. If a state is not listed in the table below, no tax exemption certificate is currently available and sales tax will be charged. If you have questions regarding a particular state, contact the Tax Compliance Manager, Robert Payne, at payner1@ohio.edu or 740.597.1721.

State Comments
Alaska Alaska has no sales tax. No certificate is necessary.
Colorado Colorado allows out-of-state tax-exempt organizations to use their exemption certificate issued by their home state. Employees should show the Ohio Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF].
Delaware Delaware has no sales tax. No certificate is necessary.
Florida Present this Florida Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Florida. Please note the expiration date on the certificate.
Idaho Present this Idaho Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Idaho.
Illinois Present this Illinois Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Illinois.
Indiana Present this Indiana Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Indiana.
Kansas Present this KansasTax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Kansas.
Kentucky Present this Kentucky Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Kentucky.
Michigan Present this MichiganTax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Michigan.
Minnesota Present this Minnesota Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Minnesota.
Missouri Present this Missouri Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Missouri.
Montana Montana has no sales tax. No certificate is necessary.
New Hampshire New Hampshire has no sales tax. No certificate is necessary.
Ohio
Oregon Oregon has no sales tax. No certificate is necessary.
Rhode Island Present this Rhode Island Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Rhode Island.
Tennessee Present this Tennessee Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Tennessee.
Texas Present this Texas Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Texas.
Washington D.C. Present this Washington D.C. Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF] when making purchases in Washington D.C.
West Virginia West Virginia allows out-of-state tax-exempt organizations to use their exemption certificate issued by their home state. Employees should show the Ohio Tax Exemption Certificate [PDF].