As of September 1, 2012, Amazon.com began collecting sales tax on all online purchases made in Pennsylvania. As a nonprofit educational institution, Gettysburg College is exempt from sales tax. Amazon.com business related purchases will qualify for the exemption after performing a one-time upload of the Pennsylvania Exemption Certificates for Amazon.com LLC and Amazon Digital Services, Inc. to the Amazon.com account that is paid with a College purchasing card. Note: It may take up to one week for Amazon.com to process the tax exemption request.
Once the Exemption Certificates are loaded all products sold by Amazon.com LLC or Amazon Digital Services, Inc., or sold by other sellers and fulfilled by Amazon will not be charged sales tax.
The Amazon.com account used for College purchases cannot have the same email address login as an account used for personal purchases. The creation of a separate account is important to ensure only business related transactions receive tax exemption. Once a tax exempt certificate is loaded to an account, there is no way to differentiate between non-taxable purchases (College related) and taxable purchases (personal purchases).
To upload the Pennsylvania Exemption Certificates for Amazon.com LLC and Amazon Digital Services, Inc., complete the steps below:
More information regarding the program can be found at the Amazon.com Tax Exempt Customers Webpage.