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Sales taxes are regulated on the state level.
So to verify specific requirements - we need to look your state regulations.
A sales tax exemption certificate is a form you certify that you meet the qualifications for making sales-tax-free purchases. You will need to present this certificate to the vendor .
The state of South Carolina provides certain forms to be used when you wish to purchase tax-exempt.
The nonprofit organization should complete and file Form ST-387 Application for Sales Tax Exemption under SC Code §12-36-2120(11)), "Exempt Organizations." The law does not require an organization to obtain an exemption certificate in order to purchase items exempt under this exemption. SCDOR recommends that organizations apply for the exemption certificate to simplify purchases from suppliers of items tax-free for resale.An organization is considered to be "automatically" qualified for an exemption certificate if it is: