Submit a Tax Exclusion Certificate

Through the Department of State’s Diplomatic Tax Exemption Program, the U.S. Government meets its obligations under Article 34 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Article 49 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, as well as other similar treaties and agreements, to provide exemption from state and local sales, restaurant, lodging/occupancy and other similar taxes charged to customers.

Generally, states, territories, the District of Columbia and localities develop their own statutes, and regulations concerning the manner in which vendors may grant such tax exemptions to foreign missions and their members.

If you believe your business or lab is tax exempt, please follow the applicable state and local rules and regulations concerning this issue. The US Department of State website has many of applicable laws, which can be found here, however this is not a comprehensive list.

Once you have obtained your tax-exempt certificate, please submit your certificate to