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Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Guide

This article applies to:Avalara CertCapture

Use this state-by-state guide to help you validate exemption certificates for CertCapture. Each guide lists tax-exempt forms and provides recommended steps and data values to check during the validation process. For a historical record of all form changes in CertCapture's Certificate Library, see history of form changes.

To get started, select a state or province:


Drop shipments

Drop shipmentsHoverTT.png happen when the customer is not directly receiving the goods, but having them sent to their own customer. This third party customer is not invoiced, but may be in a different state than the Client and the initial customer. In many cases the states will recognize the drop shipment as a resale transaction.

If the customer is not registered in the delivery state, then in many cases they may provide their own home state exemption certificate.

If the customer is not registered in the delivery state, then they may utilize the delivery state exemption certificate, but with their own home state Tax ID number on it.

  • AL
  • AZ
  • AR
  • CO
  • GA
  • ID
  • IN
  • KS
  • KY
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • NM
  • NJ
  • NY
  • NC
  • ND
  • OH
  • PA
  • SC
  • TX
  • UT
  • VT
  • VA
  • WA
  • WV
  • WY

Some states would like a copy of the customer’s home state certificate along with the third party’s exemption certificate – meaning the sale is only exempt if the third party is utilizing the goods in an exempt manner.

  • CA
  • CT
  • FL
  • MA
  • MS
  • NE
  • RI
  • SD
  • TN
  • WI

In some states the customer will always be taxable if they are not registered in the third party delivery state.

  • DC
  • HI
  • IL
  • LA
  • MD
  • NV
  • OK




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