Indiana: Sales Tax Handbook
Indiana Sales Tax Exemption / Resale Forms 3 PDFs
If you are a retailer making purchases for resale, or need to make a purchase that is exempt from the Indiana sales tax, you need the appropriate Indiana sales tax exemption certificate before you can begin making tax-free purchases. This page explains how to make tax-free purchases in Indiana, and lists three Indiana sales tax exemption forms available for download.
Printable Indiana Exemption Certificates
We have three Indiana sales tax exemption forms available for you to print or save as a PDF file. If any of these links are broken, or you can't find the form you need, please let us know. You can find resale certificates for other states here.
|Streamlined Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption||Download Now|
|Streamlined Sales Tax Certificate of Exemption (Multistate)||Download Now|
|General Sales Tax Exemption Certificate||Download Now|
Indiana allows the use of uniform sales tax exemption certificates, which are general exemption certificates that can be used across multiple states. You can find more info about these uniform certificates at the bottom of this page.
How to use sales tax exemption certificates in Indiana
A sales tax exemption certificate is a form you can fill out yourself certifying that you meet the qualifications outlined for making sales-tax-free purchases. You will need to present this certificate to the vendor from whom you are making the exempt purchase - it is up to the vendor to verify that you are indeed qualified to make a tax-exempt purchase.
The state of Indiana provides several forms to be used when you wish to purchase tax-exempt items.
The " Utility Sales Tax Exemption Application For Purchase of Metered Utility or Telecommunication Services" should be utilized when purchasing the aforementioned services.
The " Resale Certificate of Exemption Sales to a Licensed Vehicle, Trailer or Watercraft Dealer Only by an Indiana Automobile Auction or an Indiana Licensed Dealer" is intended for use by an Indiana Automobile auction or Dealer when purchasing a licensed vehicle, trailer or watercraft which is specifically intended for resale.
The "General Sales Tax Exemption Certificate" is a general exemption certificate which can be used for many various exemptions.
These forms may be downloaded on this page.
In addition to basic contact information, a registration number, resale number, or out of state certification of resale must be provided to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
How long is my Indiana sales tax exemption certificate good for?
These exemption certificates do not expire.
Can I use a blanket resale exemption certificate in Indiana?
Indiana does permit the use of a blanket resale certificate, which means a single certificate on file with the vendor can be re-used for all exempt purchases made from that vendor. A new certificate does not need to be made for each transaction.
Acceptance of uniform sales tax certificates in Indiana
Indiana is a member of the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, an interstate consortium with the goal of making compliance with sales taxes as simple as possible in member states.
Because Indiana is a member of this agreement, buyers can use the Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) Uniform Sales Tax Certificate when making qualifying sales-tax-exempt purchases from vendors in Indiana.
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