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Georgia: How to Validate an Exemption Certificate


 Exemptions are not valid without proper documentation.

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.


Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.