Ohio Sales Tax Exemption Certificate


Prior to making purchases, departments are required to provide the Ohio Blanket Sales Tax Exemption Certificate  to vendors after checking the contracted vendors.  If a required contract exists for the commodity or service being purchased, you may not purchase from any other vendor as per policy 7-12.1(D)(2): mandatory use of university contracts.

Any vendor who needs an exemption certificate must contact the department making the purchase.

Please note:  Employees paying for goods or lodging with a personal check or personal credit card will not be exempt from the sales tax regardless of whether Kent State will reimburse the expenses.  Employees may only claim exemption if the good or service is directly paid by the university with the use of check request, purchase order or P-Card.  Find additional important information relating to sales tax on the Sales Tax Webpage.