State & Local Tax Policy
An important notice to our valued Gesswein customers regarding State and Local Sales Tax
Due to recent court rulings, many states now require us to collect state and local sales tax from our out-of-state customers. Where required, Gesswein will collect sales tax on all orders except for customers who provide appropriate exemption certificates.
There are a few reasons when Gesswein customers may be exempt from sales tax.
For example, if you are a wholesaler or retailer and the products you buy from Gesswein are for resale to your customers, then these purchases are usually exempt. If you provide us with a valid copy of your state sales tax exemption resale certificate, we will not be required to collect sales tax on the items that are exempted.
Also, many states have various sales tax exemptions for manufacturing equipment, research firms, schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations. If you are exempt for any of these reasons, then also provide us the appropriate states sales tax exemption permit and we will not be required to collect sales tax on the items that are exempt
It is your responsibility to advise us if we should collect state sales tax or if you are exempt and provide the appropriate, valid exemption certificate to permit us to not charge state sales tax on your orders. If there are changes to your company’s sales tax-exempt status it is also your responsibility to advise us of such changes.
Please note: Although a tax-exempt certificate contains similar information to your business license, a business license is not a tax-exempt certificate.
Please email your certificate (.pdf please) to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 203-366-3953. Please include your Gesswein customer number if possible.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, we suggest you contact your state department in charge of sales tax administration who will be best able to advise you on the latest requirements in your state. You can also learn more about sales tax at www.usa.gov/state-taxes