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Amazon.com Purchases

The ProCard may be used to purchase products from Amazon.com that are not available from the catalog vendors in UMass BuyWays.   
In order to utilize the university's tax exemption status for purchases, you MUST COMPLETE the following steps:
  1. Create an entirely separate Amazon Account for your university purchasing utilizing your university email address
  2. Once this account has been created, click on “Your Account,” and scroll down to “Settings” and click on “Amazon Tax Exempt Program”
  3. On the next page you may ignore the information regarding setting up a Business Account and click the "Get Started" button
  4. Select Massachusetts and click the "Save and Continue" button
  5. Selection Education Institution and click the "Save and Continue" button
  6. Select the files for the university's ST-2 and ST-5, check the box to agree to the terms and conditions and click the "Upload" button
Once the tax exemption is approved, Amazon will send you a confirmation email.
Your university Amazon account must be separate from any personal accounts you have on Amazon. An individual CANNOT use the university's tax exemption certificates to avoid paying taxes on personal purchases. This is a violation of the university’s tax exemption and could jeopardize our tax exemption status.