For Minnesota: Purchases are taxable unless purchased for resale, or the organization has received formal authorization by the MN Department of Revenue to purchase exempt. If approved by the MN Department of Revenue as a qualifying nonprofit organization, the exemption on your purchases is limited to purchases of items used to perform the charitable, religious, or educational functions of the exempt organization. The purchase must be made and paid for directly by the exempt organization. Purchases of taxable items by an employee who is later reimbursed by the exempt organization are taxable even if they would be exempt if made directly to the exempt organization. To claim the exemption, purchasers must provide a completed Form ST3, Certificate of Exemption, to their suppliers. For more information please visit the Minnesota Department of Revenue Website or view the Sales Tax Fact Sheet.

A sales tax exemption certificate is a form you can fill out yourself certifying that you meet the qualifications outlined for making sales-tax-free purchases. You will need to present this certificate to the vendor from whom you are making the exempt purchase.

The "Exemption Certificate" should only be utilized on behalf of a bona-fide charitable, religious, or government entity.

The form is here for Minnesota: Certificate of Exemption

To apply a certificate, the buyer must first present the seller with their written certificate, which legally documents the exemption. The certificate should include the date it was created, the signature of the buyer or an employee or agent who signed on behalf of the buyer, both the seller's and buyer's addresses and names, the legal basis of the exemption being utilized, the buyer's tax registration or business license number, and a description of the merchandise that the buyer wishes to purchase.

The certificate may be emailed to Ecclesiastical Sewing at carrie@ecclesiasticalsewing.com Once the certificate is received, any amount paid in taxes would be credited back to the original form of payment.

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