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Sales Tax

Northwestern University is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization for research and education. Therefore, no sales tax should be charged on business-related purchases. The cardholder should inform the vendor of the tax-exempt number for Northwestern at the time of purchase (it is printed on the bottom of the card).

 It is the responsibility of cardholders to ensure that no sales tax is charged on their purchases. If sales tax was charged, the cardholder should immediately contact the vendor to have the sales tax reversed.  Dean’s office approval functional area leadership approval is required for exceptions.