Reminder: Remove sales tax from all eRFP reimbursements

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As a tax-exempt organization, MIT cannot reimburse sales tax for any purchases made by staff or students on behalf of the Institute – no matter how small the dollar amount may be. When making MIT business-related purchases, use MIT’s sales tax exemption numbers or forms to avoid being charged sales tax. You can find tax-exempt numbers and forms for Massachusetts and 29 other states to document MIT’s tax-exempt status. Touchstone log-in is required to access this information.

If you are charged sales tax on an MIT purchase, you will need to subtract the sales tax amount from your reimbursement before submitting it through the eRFP process. While eRFPs above $100 are reviewed by VPF staff to ensure tax compliance, all eRFP approvers should double-check that sales taxes are excluded from reimbursements.