Georgia: How to Validate an Exemption Certificate
- Aug 1, 2014 | Gail Cole
Proper management of exemption certificates is an essential part of sales and use tax compliance. Exemption certificates, when accurate and valid, ensure that businesses are not liable for any uncollected sales and use tax associated with the certificate. Sellers who rely on invalid exemption certificates to validate an exemption could find themselves liable for the uncollected tax.
The Georgia Department of Revenue has created a tool to help sellers in Georgia verify the validity of an exemption certificate’s Sales Tax Number. Validation of resale certificates and letters of authorization is also available.
Sales tax automation software is another tool created to help sellers accurately manage sales and use tax and exemptions. Learn more.