How To Find Information on the University's Tax Exempt Status

Business Services has generated a UW-Madison Tax Exempt Status Letter designed to answer inquiries concerning our tax exempt status. This letter is used to send to entities requesting information on our tax exempt status and includes the University of Wisconsin’s ID numbers. Should it be required, a copy of the University of Wisconsin System Tax Exempt Certificate is also available.

Several states allow the University of Wisconsin System an exemption on their sales and use tax. For a list of participating states please visit Be sure to carefully read the Restrictions/Procedures provided for each state in order to determine what specific commodities are eligible for tax exemption in each location.