Attachment 3 (Tax Exemption of Certain Scientific Contracts with the United States) in the Procurement & Disbursing Document Library has been updated to clarify the requirements and procedures vendors must follow when claiming an exemption from general excise taxes for certain scientific contracts. Please provide the updated memo to all vendors who may qualify for the exemption. Purchases that may qualify include those related to aerospace, agricultural, astronomical, biomedical, electronic, geophysical, oceanographic, test range, and other scientific facilities, as well as the design, construction, maintenance, operation, etc., of those scientific facilities. Refer to Policy 2.201 Purchase Orders, Section 2, for additional information regarding the tax exemption.
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