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Placing a Sales Tax-Exempt Order
Libraries, schools, not-for-profits, and other qualified groups and individuals may place a sales tax-exempt order once we have your tax-exempt certificate on file.

When you make your first tax-exempt purchase, you enter your tax exemption certificate number on the Shipping page during Checkout. Then fax your state- or federal government-issued certificate to 201-559-3883  within 72 hours for verification purposes. Be sure to include your order number on your fax.

Even if you have faxed us a tax exemption certificate prior to October 2005, please do so again to set up your organization's tax-exempt status.

Even if you have received a sales tax credit for a prior purchase you must enter your number during checkout and fax in your certificate the first time you make a new purchase.

We will hold your order for up to 72 hours until we receive and verify your certificate. If we do not receive your documentation within 72 hours, we will process and ship your order with the applicable sales tax.

Note:
In most cases, you will only need to fax us your tax exemption certificate the first time you place a tax-exempt order. Once that certificate is on file, you may place other tax-exempt orders with no additional steps. A certificate is only valid for items shipping to the specific state for which it was issued. If you are shipping to a different state or to multiple states, you may need to fax us additional documentation.
Individuals from the same organization must each supply a certificate the first time they place an order. That certificate number is attached to each customer's account for application to future orders.
If there is no tax-exempt number listed on your tax-exempt certificate, or if your state does not issue tax-exempt certificates, please fax your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) instead.
Students must fax a copy of their student identification and class syllabus in order to receive a sales tax credit on eligible products. Students should not enter their student identification number or any other number during checkout. Student sales tax credits can only be applied after the order has already shipped. Please note: Textbook purchases are only tax exempt in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.



General Information

In accordance with applicable law, Barnes & Noble.com collects tax in all states. Sales tax is applied to the total amount of the order including gift-wrap fees (where applicable) and is based on the shipment's destination state and local sales tax rates.

States that impose sales tax collection on Shipping & Handling expenses require that sales tax be applied to Shipping & Handling when the item that is being shipped is subject to sales tax. Applicable sales tax is charged for electronically delivered products where required by local law. These items are considered to be "shipped" to the address that your order was billed to. Tax credits can only be applied after the order has already been billed. Customers must email their request for credit to taxes@book.com.

Barnes & Noble.com is able to process orders as tax exempt for qualifying entities. Instructions for processing tax exempt orders can be found by clicking the link below. The following states have no sales tax: AK, DE, MT, NH, OR. Tax exempt entities do not have to provide any documentation for orders shipping to states that have no sales tax.

For your planning and convenience, we display an estimated sales tax amount when orders are placed. The exact sales tax will be calculated and charged at the time your order is shipped. Federal tax is only added to orders delivered in Canada and is displayed as GST (Goods and Services Tax).

Bibles are tax exempt in Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri and Texas. Bible sales tax credits can only be applied after the order has already shipped. Customers must email their request for credit to taxes@book.com.

Applicable sales tax is charged for electronically delivered products where required by local law. These items are considered to be "shipped" to the address that your order was billed to. Tax credits can only be applied after the order has already been billed. Customers must email their request for credit to taxes@book.com.

Fees paid for Member cards are taxable in the following states: Arizona, California, New Mexico, and New York.



Placing a Sales Tax-Exempt Order

Libraries, schools, not-for-profits, and other qualified groups and individuals may place a sales tax-exempt order once we have your tax-exempt certificate on file.

When you make your first tax-exempt purchase, you enter your tax exemption certificate number on the Shipping page during Checkout. Then fax your state- or federal government-issued certificate to 201-559-3883  within 72 hours for verification purposes. Be sure to include your order number on your fax.

Even if you have faxed us a tax exemption certificate prior to October 2005, please do so again to set up your organization's tax-exempt status.

Even if you have received a sales tax credit for a prior purchase you must enter your number during checkout and fax in your certificate the first time you make a new purchase.

We will hold your order for up to 72 hours until we receive and verify your certificate. If we do not receive your documentation within 72 hours, we will process and ship your order with the applicable sales tax.

Note:
In most cases, you will only need to fax us your tax exemption certificate the first time you place a tax-exempt order. Once that certificate is on file, you may place other tax-exempt orders with no additional steps. A certificate is only valid for items shipping to the specific state for which it was issued. If you are shipping to a different state or to multiple states, you may need to fax us additional documentation.
Individuals from the same organization must each supply a certificate the first time they place an order. That certificate number is attached to each customer's account for application to future orders.
If there is no tax-exempt number listed on your tax-exempt certificate, or if your state does not issue tax-exempt certificates, please fax your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) instead.
Students must fax a copy of their student identification in order to receive a sales tax credit on eligible products. Students should not enter their student identification number or any other number during checkout. Student sales tax credits can only be applied after the order has already shipped. Please note: Textbook purchases are only tax exempt in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.