A tax exempt certificate in Ohio is provided by the purchaser when making a purchase on an item that is exempt from sales taxes for specific purposes, such as purchasing building materials for a building used by a non-profit organization, according to Biz Filings. The certificate clears the business owner of having to pay sales taxes on the item.
It is also possible for anyone, including the seller and purchaser, to download tax exemption certificates, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation. These forms are available as PDFs online.
- Go to the Ohio Department of Taxation
- Search for the form
- Download and use
Visit tax.ohio.gov. Click on the Forms tab at the top of the page.
Type "Certificate of Exemption" into the search form on the next page. Scroll through the search results for the form with the same name.
Click on the PDF link to open the form and download it. Print one or more copies. Fill in the form when completing a sale and get the purchaser's signature.