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Why is the zip code 20189 not charging tax?


You have a customer in Virginia with the zip code 20189 but it doesn't charge tax


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  • The Agency operates an international mail and package system that ensures the delivery of personal mail and packages to American staff and their families assigned to diplomatic and consular missions throughout the world. The mail and packages consist of letters, catalogs and mail order purchases. The mail and packages are delivered to a special zip code located at a U.S postal facility in Virginia. From there, the mail and packages are delivered to the Agency's mail facility, also in Virginia. Upon receipt, the mail and packages are staged, sorted, x-rayed for security purposes, consolidated and placed in sealed pouches. None of the mail and packages are opened or modified in any way. Once these procedures are completed, the sealed pouches are delivered to freight forwarders for air shipment to various embassies throughout the world.
  • The Agency requests a ruling that mail order purchases sent to the special zip code are exempt in accordance with Va. Code § 58.1-609.10(4).




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