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7.1.30 Use of Tax Numbers


The Use of the State Sales Tax Exemption Number

Illinois State University is an agency of the State of Illinois and is exempt from payment of Illinois Sales Taxes on purchased goods and services. The University is subject to payment of sales tax on certain generated income. In addition, the University may be subject to Federal Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT).


The Illinois Department of Revenue has issued a Governmental Tax Exemption Identification Number. This number is used to exempt the University for sales tax on purchased goods and services. Since the University is tax exempt, state sales tax may not be paid nor reimbursed. The exception to the rule is sales tax paid to hotels/motels and restaurants. This number may only be used by departments and student organizations which receive university funding. All other organizations must petition the Illinois Department of Revenue for their own tax exempt number. This petition may be sent to:

Illinois Department of Revenue
Legal Services Bureau
Willard Ice Building
101 W. Jefferson ST
Springfield, IL 62794

The following is the Tax Exemption Identification Number currently assigned to the University:

IL State University
Normal, IL

Contact the Purchasing Office at 438-1946 for questions or clarification of the terms and conditions governing the use of the exemption number.

Initiating body: Vice President for Finance and Planning

Contact: Comptroller's Office (309-438-5667)

Revised on: 02/2015

2018-01-29T14:21:46.194-06:00 2018