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.
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.
|Alaska||No Sales Tax|
|Colorado||EXEMPT||use Ohio certificate|
|Delaware||No Sales Tax|
|District of Columbia||EXEMPT||DC exemption letter|
|Florida||EXEMPT||Florida exemption certificate|
|Illinois||EXEMPT||Illinois exemption letter|
|Indiana||EXEMPT||Indiana exemption certificate|
|Kansas||EXEMPT||Kansas exemption certificate|
|Kentucky||EXEMPT||Kentucky exemption certificate|
|Maine||EXEMPT||Maine exemption certificate|
|Minnesota||EXEMPT||Minnesota exemption certificate|
|Mississippi||EXEMPT||Mississippi exemption letter|
|Missouri||EXEMPT||Missouri exemption certificate|
|Montana||No Sales Tax|
|New Hampshire||No Sales Tax|
|North Dakota||EXEMPT||North Dakota exemption certificate|
|Oregon||No Sales Tax|
|Pennsylvania||Taxable||(Exemption request pending)|
|Rhode Island||EXEMPT||Rhode Island exemption certificate|
|South Dakota||EXEMPT||South Dakota exemption certificate|
|Tennessee||EXEMPT||Tennessee exemption certificate|
|Texas||EXEMPT||Texas exemption certificate|
|West Virginia||Taxable||(Exemption request pending)|
|Wisconsin||EXEMPT||Wisconsin exemption certificate|