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Sales Tax Policy

As required by law, unless a valid and properly completed State "Certificate of Exemption" has been submitted to us by your business or organization, Restaurant Equippers, Inc. must collect and remit sales tax for all merchandise delivered within the following states:

  • Ohio
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey

If you desire to pick up or have merchandise delivered to you in any of these states and your business or organization has tax-exempt status there, you may click and download the applicable "Sales Tax Exemption Certificate" from below. Then fax the completed certificate to us at (855) 312-2676 and contact our Sales Tax Associate at (800) 235-3325, Ext. 118 to confirm receipt. Once the complete certificate has been received and validated, Restaurant Equippers will mark your account as tax exempt for delivery within the state.

OHIO Sales Tax Exemption Certificate - General Use

MICHIGAN Sales Tax Exemption Certificate - General Use

NEW JERSEY Sales Tax Exemption Certificate - ST-3 Resale Exemption for New Jersey Resellers

NEW JERSEY Sales Tax Exemption Certificate - ST-3NR Resale Exemption for Non-New Jersey Resellers

NEW JERSEY Sales Tax Exemption Certificate - REI-1 Federal and New Jersey State and Local Government Exemption


NEW JERSEY Sales Tax Exemption Certificate - ST-5 Exempt Organization (Note: Not available on-line-Must be obtained from the State of New Jersey Division of Taxation).


Note: Even if you are an existing Restaurant Equippers customer and already have exempt status with us, our website will not recognize your exempt status the first time you place an online order. As a result, when first placing an order on our website, type "Tax Exempt" in the Comments box of your web order during Checkout. This will alert us to update your online account with your exemption status so that your current order and all future website orders will reflect your exemption.


If you are tax exempt and have paid tax in error, please contact us at (800) 235-3325 to provide the required exemption information and obtain credit for the taxes charged. Such refunds can normally be made only within 30 days after the sale was completed. Otherwise, special procedures may be required to obtain refund from the state.

If you are exempt as a result of being a federal, state or local government or a non-profit exempt organization, in addition to your initial exemption certificate, as required by law you will need for each transaction to provide documentation verifying that the payment is being made directly from your exempt organization's funds (i.e. a copy of the payment document or credit card showing the name of your exempt organization will be required for each transaction). Payment by cash, personal check or personal credit card cannot be accepted even if later reimbursed by your organization

Restaurant Equippers, Inc. does not currently collect and remit sales tax on items delivered to states other than those listed herein. However, in some cases an order may be shipped directly from the manufacturer to you in a state where the manufacturer has a taxable presence (nexus). In such cases, Restaurant Equippers, Inc. is required to collect and pay the applicable tax to the manufacturer prior to shipment. We will alert you in these instances before collecting additional funds.