Important Sales Tax Information!
Massachusetts requires PHSNE to collect the 6.25 percent state sales tax from buyers at the organization’s auctions. If you plan on bidding in PHSNE-sponsored auctions and enjoy a tax exemption, you must provide PHSNE with a copy of your tax certificate. This is true whether you live in Massachusetts or some other state. The certificate number alone is not enough: Massachusetts requires PHSNE to have a copy of the actual certificate on file.
You need provide the certificate only once; PHSNE will keep your certificate on file for reference at future auctions. You can mail or e-mail a copy of your certificate any time prior to an auction, or bring a copy with you to the auction. PHSNE is required to collect the 6.25% state sales tax from any winning bidder who does not have a certificate on file.
You may send a copy of your certificate to:
Photographic Historical Society of New England
PO Box 650189
West Newton, MA 02465-0189
or e-mail a scan to firstname.lastname@example.org.