Pennsylvania State Tax Information

Pennsylvania

Best Practice:   Before booking your hotel, call ahead to verify state tax law compliance. If your hotel does not comply with state tax law, it is recommended that you chose an alternate hotel.

Am I exempt from state taxes?

IBA/ Travel Card- Yes, when the federal employee is on official US Government travel with supervisory approved documentation and is paid by the Government.  Rental Car taxes are exempt.

CBA/ Purchase Card - Yes, CBA cards are exempt.

What forms if any will I need?
No forms are required.  For further details review the Pennsylvania Retailers’ Information (Page 12 under #11)

Who is the main point of contact?
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue: (717) 787-1064

What are the important links?
Sales, Use and Hotel Occupancy Tax
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Are there any additional information or instructions?
For Information on Pennyslvania Sales, Local Sales Use Hotel Occupancy, and Rental Car Taxes download Retailer’s Information Guide (REV-717) under #7, #8, #8A, and #26.  

Amazon Tax Exemption Program (ATEP)
Items purchased through Amazon.com LLC, or its subsidiaries and shipped to this state are subject to tax.  However, the Federal Government may receive tax exemption in these states by Enrolling in the “Amazon Tax Exemption Program (ATEP).”

How to Enroll in the Amazon Tax Exemption Program:

  1. Log in to Amazon.com and place your cursor over “Your Account” on the top right corner of the screen
  2. On the drop-down menu, select “Your Account”
  3. Scroll down to “Settings” and select “Amazon Tax Exemption Program”
  4. Upload the Tax Exemption Form
  5. Accept the Terms & Conditions, if authorized to do so
  6. Select “Upload” and complete the remaining steps to complete enrollment

*Updated 4/3/14

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