State Tax Exemption and W-9

The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution, is exempt from sales tax. When paying for goods and services, utilize the following documents to notify the supplier of The University’s tax-exempt status to ensure you do not pay sales tax. Note: Payment of hotel/motel taxes is still required.

The PA State Tax Exemption number is also printed on the front of University Travel Cards.

University's Federal IRS Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

The University of Pittsburgh is classified as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501 (c)(3). This determination letter confirms the University's federal tax-exempt status.

University's Pennsylvania Sales Tax Exemption Certification

Use this certificate to verify the University's tax-exempt status (in Pennsylvania) as a Nonprofit Educational Institution.

University's W-9 Use this certificate to confirm the University’s Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Exemptions from Other States

States with Refunds Available after Purchase:


North Carolina

States with No Exemption Permitted

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Washington