Under the agreement, the procedure for exemption from turnover tax on the basis of diplomatic or consular status remains similar to that of previous procedures. Please note that this procedure only applies to purchases made in the states mentioned above. The procedure for obtaining tax exemption for purchases made in all other states and the District of Columbia has not changed. To allow foreign representations, international organizations or their eligible members to benefit from a tax exemption for purchases made in the countries listed above, it is necessary to follow the following procedure: the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement, a multi-state agreement that provides for the simplification of the country`s various VAT laws. These states include: Indiana, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wyoming. Instructions for completing the exemption certificate: 6. The buyer must sign and date the certificate. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this new procedure, please contact THE OFM Tax and Customs Program by phone (202) 895-3500, number 2, or by email at ofmtaxcustoms@state.gov the OFM Tax and Customs Program. The Office of Foreign Mission advises all missions, international organizations and foreign individuals who are or intend to travel to the States listed at the beginning of this communication to make photocopies of the Online Sales Agreement Exemption Program. . .

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