Sales and Use Tax Certificate Verification Application

Vendors are often confronted with customers who wish to make purchases tax free, either because they intend to resell the item or because the customers are making a purchase for a non-profit organization, an individual, or a business possessing a valid Tennessee certificate of exemption.

Sales and use tax certificates can be verified using the Tennessee Taxpayer Access Point (TNTAP) under Information and Inquiries.  This verification does not relieve the vendor of the responsibility of maintaining a copy of the certificate on file.

Please note:  the Department of Revenue recently redesigned the certificates the Department issues. This includes blanket certificates of resale as well as exemption certificates. While these certificates now look different, the old certificates are still valid as long as the expiration date has not passed.