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State Sales Tax Exempt Certificates

As a federally tax-exempt institution, Dartmouth College is also classified as an exempt organization in many, but not all, states. This means that the College is exempt from "transactions privilege" and/or sales tax in these states.

Currently, the College has tax-exemption certificates for 19 states. These certificates allow an exemption for purchases made by the College in the ordinary course of conducting its educational and research activities. Note that many of these states do not extend this exemption to room and meals taxes. In some cases, certain conditions or documentation requirements must be met before the exemption is granted. These may include:

  • The exemption certificate number must be provided to the supplier when the purchase is made;
  • Various forms found on the state's website must accompany the certificate at the time of purchase;
  • All purchases must be billed directly to the College and paid for by the College.

If you have questions about state tax exemption certificates, please contact Karen J. Mongeon in the Office of General Counsel or Rachel Williamson at

Karen J. Mongeon                      Rachel Williamson
Licensing Officer                        Senior Tax Accountant
Tel: (603) 646-1729                    Tel: (603) 646-0034
Fax: (603) 646-2447                   Fax: (603) 646-3598

Last Updated: 10/21/15