Tax Exemption

Union College is generally tax-exempt from federal, state and local sales taxes for purchases made in accordance with its 501(c)(3) status.

It is the College's policy to take advantage of the tax exempt status whenever possible. Failure to comply with College policy can result in personal reimbursement of taxes paid by the individual making the purchase.

New York State Tax Exemption

Click here to obtain the NYS tax exemption instructions and form.

Other States Tax Exemption

The tax-exemption status and process is determined differently by every state and Union College must follow the guidelines issued by that state. Listed below are the frequently visited states in which Union College has determined its tax exemption status. The appropriate state should be considered where you intend to use the goods. For example, if product is purchased from Massachusetts and shipped to New York, the New York State tax exemption should be used.

Can't find the state you're looking for? Contact Purchasing and we'll research it for you.


State / Commonwealth
Tax Exemption Status
Alabama (AL) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Alaska (AK) Alaska does not charge any sales or meals taxes.
Arizona (AZ) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Arkansas (AR) No exemption possible, must pay sales tax.
California (CA) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Colorado (CO) College is tax exempt by using NYS Tax Exemption Form.
Connecticut (CT) College is tax exempt, contact Purchasing. Approval by the CT Dept of Revenue (at least 4 weeks in advance) may be needed.
Delaware (DE) Delaware does not charge any sales or meals taxes
Florida (FL) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Georgia (GA) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Illinois (IL) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Indiana (IN) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Kansas (KS) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Kentucky (KY) Click on link to obtain form. Must print and show NY state form, as well.
Louisiana (LA) No exemption possible, must pay sales tax.
Maine (ME) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Maryland (MD) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Massachusetts (MA) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Michigan (MI) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Minnesota (MN) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Missouri (MO) College is tax exempt by using NYS Tax Exemption Form.
Nebraska (NE) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
New Hampshire (NH) New Hampshire does not charge any sales or meals taxes.
New Jersey (NJ) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
New York (NY) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
North Carolina (NC) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Ohio (OH) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Oregon (OR) Oregon does not charge any sales or meals taxes.
Pennsylvania (PA) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Rhode Island (RI) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
South Carolina (SC) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Tennessee (TN) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Texas (TX) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Vermont (VT) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Virginia (VA) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.
Washington (WA) No tax exempt status possible; must pay sales tax.
Washington (DC) No tax exempt status; must pay sales tax.
Wisconsin (WI) College is tax exempt, click on link to obtain form.