Tax Exempt Certificate

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Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby Hilohi » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:23 pm

A sister in our ward is ordering Christmas gifts from a website and would like to get them tax-free. She asked for a tax exempt certificate. Is there such a thing? If there is, how do I get it?

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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby russellhltn » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:09 pm

Gifts for whom? I'm not sure as tax-free would apply in this situation. I'd think it would have to be for a church activity or something like that.
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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby Hilohi » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:29 pm

russellhltn wrote:Gifts for whom? I'm not sure as tax-free would apply in this situation. I'd think it would have to be for a church activity or something like that.


The Primary presidency is going to buy photo books (featuring photos of what they've done in 2015) for the Primary kids. Do you think that would apply?

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:07 pm

Maybe. On one hand it's "church", on another it's things being given to individuals for their own use. (As opposed to art supplies that would be used at a church activity.)

Probably time to ask someone who knows more about the tax exception. I'm pretty sure that's a local tax law thing (not Federal), so that's something that could be different from state to state.
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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby Hilohi » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:47 pm

russellhltn wrote:Maybe. On one hand it's "church", on another it's things being given to individuals for their own use. (As opposed to art supplies that would be used at a church activity.)

Probably time to ask someone who knows more about the tax exception. I'm pretty sure that's a local tax law thing (not Federal), so that's something that could be different from state to state.


Thanks, Russell. Should I call the Church's 800 number (sorry, the name of the exact resource escapes me at this time) for more info on this?

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Postby russellhltn » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:55 pm

Probably the best course of action. But I don't know as you'll get the people you need to talk to until Monday.
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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby sbradshaw » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:31 am

Normally, if it's considered a Church purchase, it should be entirely reimbursed by the ward. So, assuming the bishop has already approved the expense, the sister should buy the books, then she can be reimbursed from the ward budget for the entire amount she spent (including tax). The Church should get the tax amount returned to them when they file taxes. If it's not considered a "Church purchase" in being able to use the ward budget for the full expense, then I don't think it would be able to be considered a Church purchase for being exempt from taxes.
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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby aebrown » Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:09 am

sbradshaw wrote:The Church should get the tax amount returned to them when they file taxes.

That's not universally true; it applies in some US states (Utah and North Carolina) and in Canada, if I recall correctly.

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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby WilliamWThompson » Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:25 pm

A local Pizza company is donating 25 pizzas for a YM/YW activity for our Stake this evening. What is the tax id number that we can provide to the company? Bill Thompson 6027707288

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Re: Tax Exempt Certificate

Postby lajackson » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:24 pm

WilliamWThompson wrote:A local Pizza company is donating 25 pizzas for a YM/YW activity for our Stake this evening. What is the tax id number that we can provide to the company? Bill Thompson 6027707288

I guess it's a little late now, but speak with your stake clerk.

In our state, you would provide a Tax Exempt Certificate but it would not have a tax ID or certificate ID number on it. And if you had purchased from that vendor before, they would already have it on file.

Every state is different.


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