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Verify a sales or meals tax certificate

Businesses which receive a Form ST-4 can visit MassTaxConnect to find out if a potential buyer is registered with DOR to collect sales or meals tax.

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8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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What you need for Verify a sales or meals tax certificate

If your business has received a Form ST-4 from a potential buyer, you can find out if that buyer is registered with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to collect sales or meals tax.

Please note: A Certificate Form ST-1 or MT-1 does not serve as a substitute for the Form ST-4.

Go to MassTaxConnect.

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • ID Type: This is what the buyer has filled out on the Form ST-4. It will either be a: 
    • Federal ID number
    • Meals Tax Account ID number or
    • Sales Tax Account ID number
       
  • Seller's ID: This is decided by what ID the buyer submitted on their Form ST-4. If the buyer submitted their FEIN, you fill in your FEIN. If the buyer submitted their meals or sales ID, then you (the seller) fill out your meals or sales ID.
     
  • Buyer's ID: This is either the FEIN, meals or sales tax ID number from the business who presented the Form ST-4.

You will receive a reply from MassTaxConnect immediately.

For further information about the use of resale certificates, see 830 CMR 64H.8.1 Resale and Exempt Use Certificates.

How to view Verify a sales or meals tax certificate

Go to MassTaxConnect.

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • ID Type: This is what the buyer has filled out on the Form ST-4. It will either be a: 
    • Federal ID number
    • Meals Tax Account ID number or
    • Sales Tax Account ID number
       
  • Seller's ID: This is decided by what ID the seller submitted on their Form ST-4. If the seller submitted their FEIN, you fill in your FEIN. If the buyer submitted their meals or sales ID, then you fill out your meals or sales ID.
     
  • Buyer's ID: This is either the FEIN, meals or sales tax ID number from the business who presented the Form ST-4.

You will receive a reply from MassTaxConnect immediately.

For further information about the use of resale certificates, see 830 CMR 64H.8.1 Resale and Exempt Use Certificates.

Contact for Verify a sales or meals tax certificate

Phone

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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