Sales and Use Tax Nonprofit Organizations and Government Units - Certificate of Exempt Status

  1. What is a Certificate of Exempt Status (CES) number?

  2. What types of nonprofit organizations and governmental units qualify for a CES number?

  3. What about out-of-state nonprofit organizations?

  4. How do I apply for a CES number?

  5. Should a nonprofit organization or governmental unit charge sales tax on its sales of taxable products and services?

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Tax Operations Bureau
PO Box 8902
Madison, WI 53708-8902
Phone: (608) 266-2776
Fax: (608) 327-0235
Email additional questions to DORBusinessTax@wisconsin.gov

February 23, 2018