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If we have no nexus in state must we request resale or exemption certificate from our customer?

Full Question: If we have no nexus in a state should we still require a resale or exemption certificate from our customer for our files?

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Answer:

Diane Yetter photoIf you are not required to be registered in a state and do not have nexus in the state, you technically are not required to collect exemption certificates from your customers claiming an exemption. However, it is highly recommended that you do collect them in case a state determines that you did have nexus at the time of the sale. Without the exemption documentation, the seller can be held liable for any uncollected tax. For more information about administering sales and use tax you can visit this link to download a helpful sales tax administration whitepaper. If you need further assistance with this matter, please feel free to contact us directly.

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