Exemption & State/Sales/User Taxes
As a not-for-profit, Columbia University is exempt from paying sales tax to vendors
in certain states. The states that do and do not provide sales tax exemption status
to Columbia University are listed in the CU Administrative Policy Library.
Do not pay sales tax on invoices from vendors located in states listed under the
heading States Allowing Tax Exemption.
Contact the Finance Service Center for a copy of the Tax Exemption Certificate.