All Blackbaud invoices automatically generate with sales tax included. If you have a State Sales Tax Exemption form, your organization is exempt from paying sales taxes on qualifying purchases and we'll remove it from your Blackbaud invoice.
To confirm that your organization is exempt from state sales tax, please submit to Blackbaud a current copy of your State Sales Tax Exemption form*, exempting your organization from paying sales taxes on qualifying purchases. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Customer Finance to have the exemption form reviewed for approval.
If approved, we'll also remove sales tax from your organization’s future invoices until your exemption form expires. To remain tax-exempt in our systems, you must submit updated copies of this form to Blackbaud.
Please note that a Sales Tax Exemption form is different from a 501(c)(3) form. We cannot credit sales tax off your account with a 501(c)(3) form because it only exempts your organization from federal income taxes. Sales tax rates are based on state laws, thus we need the state tax exemption form on file.
*Note: The form may be known by different name in your state. Some states may have varying laws on nonprofit organizations’ tax-exemption status. For more information, please check with your state and contact Blackbaud’s Customer Finance team by calling 800-468-8996 (option 4, sub option 2).