As of February 1, 2016, the state of Colorado is charging tax on all Amazon purchases. If you purchase anything through Amazon on your a-card, you will need to change your Amazon account to be tax exempt. You should still check your order prior to placing it as some of the smaller/more obscure vendors that Amazon does not “fulfill” may not automatically recognize your tax exempt status. Once you are set-up with Amazon as tax exempt, you can opt out of tax exempt status for personal purchases. In order to set up your own account as tax exempt, you may do the following:
1. Log into your Amazon.com account
2. Scroll down to “Settings”
3. Go to “Amazon Tax Exemption Program”
4. Select Get Started
5. Select Colorado
6. Select Educational, then Continue
7. Fill in the certificate with “University of Colorado Boulder”, then “University”, use our campus box and address, then include yourself as the certificate signer, along with title (faculty is fine)
8. You must include the last four numbers of your Driver’s License – as well as the state (they say this is to avoid fraudulent tax exemption requests)
9. They also require your phone number – University line is fine - (You MUST use the dashes in between, for example 303-492-2632)
10. Select “Colorado Tax Exemption”
11. Include the Tax Exempt Number printed on the card – mine is 98-02565 – I believe yours is the same.
12. Select that you are using a “Purchasing Card”
13. Review the information
14. Sign your name via mouse
15. Accept the terms.
Note: all your Amazon purchases will now be tax exempt. If you have a personal purchase through Amazon, you have the option to opt out of the tax exempt status for each purchase.