MIT is a tax-exempt organization for federal income tax and Massachusetts sales tax purposes. Your DLC’s sponsors and suppliers may request proof of MIT’s federal and state tax-exempt status.

Understand the IRS certification

Federal Exemption

MIT’s IRS determination letter recognizes MIT as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Many sponsors request a copy of MIT’s IRS determination letter to verify MIT’s tax exempt status. 

Note that MIT’s IRS determination letter may not be recognized as tax exempt outside the U.S. If you purchase services or goods abroad, you may have to pay local sales tax and VAT (value-added tax).

Sales Tax Exemption

MIT’s sales tax status is certified by forms ST-2, ST-5, and ST-5C. When purchasing goods for MIT, the vendor typically will request that you provide both an ST-2 and ST-5, known as a Sales Tax Exempt Purchaser Certificate. Sub-contractors purchasing on behalf of MIT may need both an ST-2 and ST-5C, known as a Contractor Sales Tax Exempt Certificate.

Review the Sales Tax Exemption Listing to confirm which U.S. states recognize MIT’s Massachusetts sales tax certificates.

Obtain proof of MIT’s tax-exempt status

If any of your DLC’s sponsors or suppliers ask for proof of MIT’s tax-exempt status, contact either Long Tran by email or phone (617-452-4532) or Rebecca Berger by email or phone (617-324-0038) to request a copy of MIT’s IRS determination letter.

Contact VPF’s staff at B2P@mit.edu if you need proof of MIT’s tax-exempt status for in-state or out-of-state purchases. Download copies of MIT’s Massachusetts sales tax certificates and learn about MIT’s sales tax exemption in other states from the Related Links below.

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Understand the IRS certification

Federal Exemption

MIT’s IRS determination letter recognizes MIT as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Many sponsors request a copy of MIT’s IRS determination letter to verify MIT’s tax exempt status. 

Note that MIT’s IRS determination letter may not be recognized as tax exempt outside the U.S. If you purchase services or goods abroad, you may have to pay local sales tax and VAT (value-added tax).

Sales Tax Exemption

MIT’s sales tax status is certified by forms ST-2, ST-5, and ST-5C. When purchasing goods for MIT, the vendor typically will request that you provide both an ST-2 and ST-5, known as a Sales Tax Exempt Purchaser Certificate. Sub-contractors purchasing on behalf of MIT may need both an ST-2 and ST-5C, known as a Contractor Sales Tax Exempt Certificate.

Review the Sales Tax Exemption Listing to confirm which U.S. states recognize MIT’s Massachusetts sales tax certificates.

Obtain proof of MIT’s tax-exempt status

If any of your DLC’s sponsors or suppliers ask for proof of MIT’s tax-exempt status, contact either Long Tran by email or phone (617-452-4532) or Rebecca Berger by email or phone (617-324-0038) to request a copy of MIT’s IRS determination letter.

Contact VPF’s staff at B2P@mit.edu if you need proof of MIT’s tax-exempt status for in-state or out-of-state purchases. Download copies of MIT’s Massachusetts sales tax certificates and learn about MIT’s sales tax exemption in other states from the Related Links below.

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