Institutional Closing

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Sales Tax Exemption

Making a tax-exempt purchase:

BCTC is a tax-exempt entity and, therefore, not required to pay sales tax on purchases.

If purchasing via pro-card at the vendor location, please tell the vendor that the purchase is tax exempt. BCTC's tax exemption number is indicated on all pro-cards.

If purchasing via pro-card on-line, please search the vendor s web-site for sales tax and/or sales tax exemption to find instructions on purchasing as a tax-exempt entity.

If purchasing through Amazon, please go to the following link to establish a tax-exempt account: https://www.amazon.com/gp/taxExemption

If purchasing via invoice or requisition, please provide the vendor with a tax exemption certificate. To obtain a tax exemption certificate, contact Amy Spears at amy.spears@kctcs.edu.

Obtaining a sales tax refund:

  • Explain to the vendor that BCTC is a tax-exempt entity and that sales tax was accidentally charged and that a refund needs to be issued via credit to the ProCard account.

  • Provide the vendor with either the tax exemption number (which is located on the front of each ProCard) or

  • Provide the vendor with a sales tax exemption certificate

  • If you have trouble reaching the vendor by phone, please search the vendor s web-site for sales tax and/or sales tax exemption to find instructions on obtaining a sales tax refund.

  • For Amazon sales tax refunds:

    • Fax a copy of the invoice/order with the sales tax charge to 206-266-2005,

    • Mark the fax to ATTN.: Amazon Tax Exempt .

    • Include the following information on the fax: Name of Organization (BCTC/KCTCS), your e-mail address, your phone number and merchant name (if ordered through Amazon but not directly FROM Amazon).

  • Document efforts to obtain sales tax refund, as follows:

    • Handwritten note on the face of the BA8 or BA50.

    • Copy of memo or e-mail sent to the vendor attached to BA8 or BA50.

  • Provide documentation of efforts to Kim Dennis.