Original Works is required to collect sales tax in fourteen states (CA, CO, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TN, TX, UT and VA). We have had a practice of collecting blank tax exempt forms and making them available to our reps and schools in these states. Upon professional advice, we have chosen to discontinue this practice for the following two reasons:
(1) An organization’s sales tax status is determined solely by the state taxing authority and not Original Works. As a “best practice” we will not provide these forms to organizations that may not be eligible.
(2) The organizations that are exempt will already have the appropriate documentation from the state taxing authority.
As always, should there be any question as to the status of any particular school/ organization, we recommend they follow up with their Business Office or with the appropriate state agency. Original Works is unable to provide tax advice.