NO this is just the process that Indiana has for getting the certificate
Registered Indiana retailers and out-of-state businesses may both use a form ST-105 to certify that a purchase of tangible personal property is exempt from collection of state sales tax.
I believe it's on option 8 of the form that you state that this is exempt for purposes of a federal government agency
Yes, in section 3 of the form (toward the bottom, you'll check the box that says, "Sales to the United States Federal Government - show agency name.
Note: A U.S. Government agency should enter its Federal Identification Number (FID#) in Section #1 in lieu of a State ID#."
This has nothing to do with a tax audit. This is just the way VA does it in IN, as per Indiana state law
Hope this helps
(let me know if you have questions)
The contracting officer says the VA Medical Center does not give out its FID #. Should I try traveling up the chain (this will risk upsetting my contracting officer for future jobs) ? Or is this legal ? Can I input my Federal Tax ID # ?
Thank you Lane. The agency is Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Roudebush, Indianapolis, Indiana.
" in section 3 of the form (toward the bottom, you'll check the box that says, "Sales to the United States Federal Government - show agency name.
Thank you so much ! So in Section 1 under name of purchaser is it the agency name (Veterans Affairs Medical Center) ? Or my name as the general contractor ? I understand I use the agency FID.
HOWEVER, if you need more on this, PLEASE COME BACK here, so you won't be charged for another question.
I will do. Thank you for your help !