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What is an Exemption Certificate?

Exemption Certificate Definition

An exemption certificate is a document that grants an individual or organization relief from certain taxes or fees. These certificates are usually issued by a state agency and are meant to provide a financial break for those who meet certain criteria.

For example, distributors are typically exempt from sales tax as the buyer intends to resell the goods purchased. Similarly, a farmer may receive an exemption certificate exempting them from paying taxes on fuel they use for their farming equipment. These certificates can provide a significant savings for those who qualify and are a valuable tool for managing finances.

Exemption certificate definition

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Sales tax nexus refers to the connection between your business and a state, establishing whether you are required to collect sales tax on your products or services in that state.
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