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Tax Exempt Information

procurement services

Boston College is exempt from Massachusetts State Sales Tax as a non-profit organization.

W9 Form
Please contact the Controller's Office, robert.loughlin@bc.edu or ext. 2-2481, to request a completed, signed W-9 Form for any Grantor, Contractor, Donor or other Payor requesting a W-9 Form to make payments to Boston College.

Tax Exempt Forms

Boston College is exempt from Massachusetts State Sales Tax as a non-profit organization. This exempt status should only be used for purchases made for BC business. Goods and services purchased from out-of-state vendors for delivery and use in Massachusetts are exempt from sales tax if they are used in the conduct of the University's exempt enterprise, i.e. education and research. The University is not exempt from the Room Tax levied by hotels, motels and inns in Massachusetts or any other state or city charging room tax. As a general rule, Boston College is not exempt from Massachusetts Meals Tax.

ST-2 Certificate of Exemption
ST-5 Sales Tax Exempt Purchaser Certificate
ST-5C Contractor's Sales Tax Exempt Purchase Certificate
ST-4 Sales Tax Resale Certificate
ST-12 Exempt Use Certificate
501(c)(3) Contact the Controller's Office, robert.loughlin@bc.edu for a copy of the
Exempt Status Determination Letter

Other States BC is exempt:

New York
Florida
Rhode Island                   
Connecticut
Maine