I also purchase from Amazon and have tax exempt status under the library's name. The account is a corporate account under the name of the library, it's been a while since the account was created, but I do not remember having to specify a purchasing source or a description of property to be purchased. I purchase lots of different items for the library on this account. The account is for the library exclusively.
Ludden Memorial Library
P.O. Box 805
Dixfield, ME 04224
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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Alice Olson
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:05 AM
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Amaxon tax exempt purchasing
Hello. I also buy from Amazon and simply sent in a tax exempt status form provided to me by the town.. I did not have to specify the purchasing source nor description of property. When I make a purchase, it automatically considers it tax exempt, but if I am purchasing an item that is not designated for the library, I can uncheck the box on the screen (upper right corner as I recall) and it does not go through as tax exempt.
That is sort of an honor system.. Are you making an account with the
library name? That may be different. I order items under my own name and get reimbursed.
Alice Dr. Shaw Memorial Library Mt. Vernon
On Sat, Aug 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM, Susan Schroeder < [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Good morning!
> Does anyone here purchase from Amazon.com? I do, and I want to apply
> for tax exempt status so I don?t have to pay sales tax anymore. I
> have a permanent exemption certificate from Maine that I need to
> upload to make that happen. My question is, what needs to be filled
> in on the certificate? If I put in Amazon as the purchasing source,
> will that limit my ability to work with Amazon marketplace too? Can I
> leave description of property to be purchased blank to keep my options
> open or do I have to fill that in? Amazon itself doesn?t seem to clarify re these questions.
> Thanks for any insight,
> Sue Schroeder
> Bridge Academy Public Library