State Sales Tax Exemption

As an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the University of Mary Washington is exempt from Virginia sales tax.

UMW should not pay Virginia sales tax on goods/services, food, beverage or related catering services. This exemption does NOT apply to lodging, travel, gas or car rentals. UMW employees/students are responsible for informing suppliers of the tax-exempt status when making a purchase. The phrase, Tax Exempt, is printed on each UMW Charge Card. Individuals purchasing goods or receiving services on behalf of the university should supply vendors with a copy of the Sales Tax Exempt form.

For more information regarding sales tax exemption, please contact Accounts Payable at