Apply for Tax Exemption
You can apply for tax exemption by writing to us here. Each email address that will order under your tax-exempt status must complete a separate application. Applications must be signed by the appointed primary individual who makes tax-exempt purchases for your organization.
If you are a retailer, be sure to only select items you'll purchase for retail when filling out your application. Any items used or consumed by your business (such as office supplies) are not sold tax-exempt.
You can find your Sales Tax ID number on your state Sales Tax License or Exemption Certificate. Some states refer to this ID differently, like Vendor Number, Seller Permit Number, Exemption Number, or other variations. If you can't find your license expiration date, just use today's date plus three years (E.g., If today is 10/11/2019, use 10/11/2021 as your expiration).
Depending on which state(s) you do business in, you may need to submit your sales tax license(s) or exemption documentation in addition to your application. Colorado and Louisiana Parish applicants may also need to submit their city sales tax license. If you need time to gather additional documents, you can save your application and come back later to complete it.
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification within two business days telling you whether your application was approved or denied. Until a decision is made, your application will show as In Progress.
Some items cannot be purchased tax-exempt, such as:
- Pharmacy orders
- VUDU purchases
- Items consumed or used by your business (like office supplies)
With the proper documentation, you can purchase tobacco for resale at your local Sam's Club. Contact your nearest Sam's Club store for more information.
Tax-exempt discounts appear at the very last stage of checkout, so don't worry if you don't see the amount deducted right away. If you still do not see the discount on the Place Order page, the item may not be eligible for a tax-exempt discount.
Other items require you to submit a manual refund, such as:
- Photo orders
- Tire Center purchases
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a manual refund.