New Online Service for Verifying Resale and Exemption Certificates

Tennessee businesses frequently have customers wanting to make purchases free from sales tax, either because the customers intend to resell the items they are purchasing or because they are making purchases for non-profit organizations or for agricultural purposes. The Tennessee Department of Revenue (TDR) now offers businesses the ability to search online to determine the validity of exemption certificates presented to them by their customers. Businesses can use this service to ensure that the entity making the purchase is qualified to be exempt from sales tax on the transaction before the sale is completed. By typing in the account number and selecting the type of exemption certificate being presented, business owners can quickly determine whether the exemption certificate is valid or invalid.

Read the full TDR news release about this new online service by visiting