Purchasing and Accounts Payable

Purchasing and Accounts Payable

Tax Exempt Status

As a non-profit organization, Florida Tech should not pay tax on some “business-related” purchases in these 5 states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • New Jersey
  • Virginia

Florida Tech should be exempt from paying tax on these types of purchases (examples only, not all-inclusive):

  • Room taxes on hotel stays
  • Taxes on car rentals (currently limited to these vendors: Avis, Enterprise, and National)
  • Sales Tax on merchandise to perform work-related duties:
    • Office Depot, Staples, Amazon
    • Best Buy and other electronic stores
    • Publix and Walmart (contact customer service desk for assistance)

To ensure a successful tax-free transaction, please

  • Pay with your Florida Tech P card and 
  • Provide the cashier or vendor with the FIT Tax Exempt certificate prior to starting the purchase transaction (e.g. at hotel check-in or prior to beginning an order).

We truly appreciate your help in this cost savings effort!

To obtain a wallet-sized FIT Tax Exemption certificate for Florida, please:
Contact Gloria at 8155 or gnarvaez@fit.edu or stop by the Purchasing office in the Work Building, 2nd floor.

Tax Exempt Certificates