Applying for Exemption from Sales Tax in Pennsylvania

Nonprofit organizations, including AVOs, can apply for exemption from paying sales tax in Pennsylvania. The application is long and requires a number of attachments, such as the articles of incorporation and bylaws, but there is very little information requested that is difficult to understand and compile. Also, there is no fee to apply. If the application is approved the Commonwealth will issue to the AVO a tax number that can be given to businesses from which goods and services are obtained, authorizing the vendors to not collect sales tax from the AVO. The form used to apply to the PA Department of Revenue is PA REV-72.

A pdf of form REV-72 is available for download for reference and advance preparation on our site here.

A link to form REV-72 on the site of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue can be accessed by clicking here.

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