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Sales Tax

Sales Tax in Ohio

The University of Cincinnati is generally exempt from paying Ohio Sales Tax on our purchases.  Vendors may often request a copy of our exemption certificate, which verifies our exempt status.


Vendors may download a copy of UC's Ohio Sales Tax Exemption Certificate by selecting the link above.  This copy does not contain any mailing address, because UC has many departments with many different mailing addresses.  Vendors are permitted to enter their own business name on the line provided, but should not make any other entries on this document.

Sales Tax

UC Employees

UC employees may download our Ohio Sales Tax Exemption Certificate by selecting the link above, and have the option of entering their departmental address on the appropriate lines near the signature.  UC employees may then choose to save a copy of that form onto their own computer for future use.  UC employees should always enter the vendor's name on the line at the top, when supplying them with this form.


Sales Tax in Other States

While the University of Cincinnati is generally exempt from paying Ohio Sales Tax on our purchases, that may not be the case in some other states.  Each state's laws determine what organizations are exempt from its own sales tax.

Exemption from any state's sales tax may or may not apply to other taxes levied by that state, or by localities within that state.  For example, a city hotel tax may still apply to UC visitors, even though UC is exempt from paying the state sales tax.

Purchases must be made directly from university funds to qualify for exemption.  Sales tax exemption will not apply when an individual employee makes a purchase and then requests reimbursement from the university.  In such cases, the university reserves the right to deduct any lost sales tax exemption amount from the reimbursement.


State/City Tax Status
Alabama Taxable  
Alaska No Sales Tax  
    Juneau Taxable  
Arizona Taxable  
Arkansas Taxable  
California Taxable  
Colorado EXEMPT use Ohio certificate
Connecticut Taxable  
Delaware No Sales Tax  
District of Columbia EXEMPT DC exemption letter
Florida EXEMPT Florida exemption certificate
Georgia Taxable  
Hawaii Taxable  

Idaho general exemption certificate
Idaho lodging exemption certificate

Illinois EXEMPT Illinois exemption letter
Indiana EXEMPT Indiana exemption certificate
Iowa Taxable  
Kansas EXEMPT Kansas exemption certificate
Kentucky EXEMPT Kentucky exemption certificate
Louisiana Taxable  
Maine EXEMPT Maine exemption certificate
Maryland Taxable  
Massachusetts Taxable  
Michigan Taxable  
Minnesota EXEMPT Minnesota exemption certificate
Mississippi EXEMPT Mississippi exemption letter
Missouri EXEMPT Missouri exemption certificate
Montana No Sales Tax  
Nebraska Taxable  
Nevada Taxable  
New Hampshire No Sales Tax  
New Jersey Taxable  
New Mexico Taxable  
New York Taxable  
North Carolina Taxable  
North Dakota EXEMPT North Dakota exemption certificate
Oklahoma Taxable  
Oregon No Sales Tax  
Pennsylvania Taxable (Exemption request pending)
Rhode Island EXEMPT Rhode Island exemption certificate
South Carolina Taxable  
South Dakota EXEMPT South Dakota exemption certificate
Tennessee EXEMPT Tennessee exemption certificate
Texas EXEMPT Texas exemption certificate
Utah Taxable  
Vermont Taxable  
Virginia Taxable  
Washington (state) Taxable  
West Virginia Taxable (Exemption request pending)
Wisconsin EXEMPT Wisconsin exemption certificate
Wyoming Taxable