Purchases made by veterans organizations and their auxiliary units are exempt from Maryland sales tax if the purchases are made for the organization's exempt purposes.
The exemption became effective on July 1, 2006. Exemption certificates issued to qualifying veterans' organizations will expire on September 30, 2017. The new exemption certificate is a white card with green printing, bearing the organization's eight-digit exemption number. Certificates are renewed every five (5) years.
The organizations or their auxiliaries or units must possess a 501(c)(19) letter of determination from IRS as evidence of qualification for the exemption. For more information on obtaining a letter of determination from IRS, visit the IRS Web site.
To apply for an exemption certificate, print a copy of Combined Registration Application and submit the completed application with a copy of the 501(c)(19) letter of determination, articles of incorporation and bylaws. The application may also be obtained by calling Taxpayer Service at 410-260-7980, or toll-free 1-800-638-2937 from elsewhere in Maryland, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT