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Sales to Foreign Diplomats

The U.S. Department of State issues a white plastic tax exemption card to qualified diplomats. You must record the tax-exempt number from the back of the card onto the sales slip. Please be aware that the certificates may not be valid for all purposes.

Blue stripes

Cards with BLUE stripes entitle the holder to an exemption from the tax on all purchases.

Green stripes

Cards with GREEN stripes entitle the holder to an exemption from the tax on all purchases except the tax on transient accommodations.

Red stripes

Cards with RED stripes entitle the holder to an exemption from the tax on purchases of taxable items, which exceed the $50, $100 or $200 levels printed on the reverse side of the cards.

Online verification

You may use our online service to verify the validity of a diplomatic tax exemption card.



 
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