Tax Exempt Status

Federal Tax Exemption

The legal name of Tufts University is "Trustees of Tufts College". Trustees of Tufts College is exempt from federal income tax as an educational institution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

  • Request a copy of the Determination Letter from IRS: Please send your request to James Jordan by email James.Jordan@tufts.edu or by Phone (617) 627-4945.
  • Learn about Unrelated Business Taxable Income

State Tax Exemption

Tufts University is exempt from state sales and use taxes on goods and services in a variety of states. When you make a purchase on behalf of the University, the vendor typically will request that you provide a Sales Tax Exempt Certificate.

  • Review Tufts University’s Sales Tax Exemption by States: To obtain a copy of the State Exemption Certificate please contact John Sanchez by email John.Sanchez@tufts.edu or by phone (617) 627-3141.
  • Request a copy of Tufts University Form W-9: Please send your request to James Jordan by email James.Jordan@tufts.edu or by phone (617) 627-4945.