My department sells merchandise (mugs, t-shirts, reprints). Do we need to collect sales tax?
It depends on the nature of the item. Massachusetts sales tax is 6.25% percent of the sales price of the item. However, many items are exempt from sales tax. For details, see Massachusetts Department of Revenue – A Guide to Sales & Use Tax. If you believe that your DLC owes sales tax on items that it sells, contact Jackie Daniels or Alisha Daley on the VPF Tax team
Does MIT reimburse for sales tax?
Generally, no. Be sure to bring MIT's sales tax form to the vendor if purchase must be made with your own credit card or cash.
Are moving expenses taxable?
The following expenses are taxable:
- The cost of meals incurred while traveling to the new employment site
- Pre-move house hunting expenses (travel, lodging, and meals)
- Post-move temporary quarters (lodging and meals)
- Real estate expenses
- Mileage in excess of the prevailing IRS rate. The current rate for July 1 through December 31, 2022 rate is 62.5 cents per mile.
- Storage costs