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Sales Tax Exemption

Brown University is exempt from paying or being charged sales tax in the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Tell the vendor that the sale is exempt from state tax. For your and the vendor’s convenience, the sales tax ID numbers assigned to Brown are imprinted on your Mastercard just below your name. The numbers are as follows:

Rhode Island 41

Massachusetts 050-258-809

Copies of each of these certificates of exemption may be obtained by contacting Erin_Todisco-Place@brown.edu

When ordering from vendors outside of Rhode Island, remind them of our tax exemption. Normally, orders sent to us from out of state should not include sales tax. Check with your vendor just to make sure.

Brown is not exempt from sales tax in all states. Therefore, if you are making your purchase in person in another state, you may legitimately be charged for sales tax. Contact the Accounts Payable Office for specific information regarding sales tax exemption certificates in other states.