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Old 06-23-2020, 12:03 AM
 
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when purchasing products for the federal government are you exempt from paying sales tax of the products? I know you dont charge them taxes but could you be charged taxes if you dont have a resell certification?
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:45 PM
 
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If you don't have a certificate, how the heck does a vendor know it's tax exempt? Just cause you say it's for a government contract purchase doesn't mean the vendor has to accept just your word for it or won't be expected to remit taxes on that purchase.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:46 PM
 
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Probably would need to pay state/local sales taxes, regardless.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:49 AM
 
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when purchasing products for the federal government are you exempt from paying sales tax of the products? I know you dont charge them taxes but could you be charged taxes if you dont have a resell certification?
How do you even sell to the federal government without having a proper reseller license from your state?
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:54 AM
 
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There is no state or local sales tax on invoicing to a government agency.
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Old 06-26-2020, 11:44 PM
 
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There is no state or local sales tax on invoicing to a government agency.
The OP is not talking sales taxes they will charge on the goods/services to the US Government, but sales taxes on items they purchase and resell to the US Government.

The OP's business most likely will not be paying sales tax on those items they purchased for resale to another business or end user as that's normally collected on last sale. However, the OP can't just waltz in and make that declaration to the vendor and expect to have it honored. The OP needs something from their State's taxing authority that shows the vendor the purchase is tax exempt.
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:57 AM
 
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The OP is not talking sales taxes they will charge on the goods/services to the US Government, but sales taxes on items they purchase and resell to the US Government.

The OP's business most likely will not be paying sales tax on those items they purchased for resale to another business or end user as that's normally collected on last sale. However, the OP can't just waltz in and make that declaration to the vendor and expect to have it honored. The OP needs something from their State's taxing authority that shows the vendor the purchase is tax exempt.

Rfq should be suffice?
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:16 AM
 
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Rfq should be suffice?
No. Your STATE is the one that provide the sales tax exemption. A RFQ or RFP or RFS are not the legal document the vendor selling you the goods need to exempt you from taxes. Large vendors or distributors who sell only to established businesses and not the general public, may accept alternate forms of proof but usually even they want something "official" to use or they risk having that sale added to revenue for sales tax purposes.
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