Sales Tax Exempt Status Letter/Substitute W-9

A Letter explaining UW-Madison's tax exempt status, including relevant ID numbers.

A Letter explaining UW-Madison’s tax exempt status, including relevant ID numbers. This includes the tax exempt certificate and may be used to respond to vendor inquiries.


Download Sales Tax Exempt Status Letter/ Substitute W-9  (Requires NetID login)

This letter is used to send to entities requesting information on our tax exempt status and includes the University of Wisconsin’s ID numbers. Should it be required, a copy of the University of Wisconsin System Tax Exempt Certificate is also available.

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Sales Tax Exempt Certificate

Sales Tax Exempt Certificate -UW Madison

Below is a link that you can follow to download the University’s tax-exempt certificate.

Download Sales Tax Exempt Certificate (NetID login required)

Business Services has generated a UW-Madison Tax Exempt Status Letter designed to answer inquiries concerning our tax exempt status. This letter is used to send to entities requesting information on our tax exempt status and includes the University of Wisconsin’s ID numbers.

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Credit/Sales Tax-Exempt Letter

This letter explains the University's response to a request for a credit application and includes the tax-exempt information and ID numbers. It may be used to respond to vendor inquiries.

This letter explains the University’s response to a request for a credit application and includes the tax-exempt information and ID numbers. It may be used to respond to vendor inquiries.


Credit/Sales Tax Exempt Letter- Requires Net-ID sign in

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Gift In Kind Acknowledgement Letter

After a Gift In Kind is made, each campus department is responsible for issuing a donor acknowledgment letter to all donors and keeping a copy on file. The letter serves as a thank you, and include specific language for tax purposes.

After a Gift In Kind donation is received directly by UW Madison from a donor, the campus department is responsible for issuing a GIK donor acknowledgment letter to the donor and keeping a copy on file.


Download Gift In Kind Acknowledgement Letter (doc)

The letter serves as a thank you and required written acknowledgment, and should include specific language from the downloadable template for tax purposes. The letter should describe the item(s) donated, but should not include a dollar value.

Gift Acknowledgement Letter

Sample letter and procedure for sending an acknowledgment of a gift made to UW-Madison.

Sample letter and procedure for sending an acknowledgment of a gift made to UW-Madison.


Download Gift Acknowledgement Letter

After a monetary donation is received directly by UW Madison from a donor, the campus department is responsible for issuing a donor acknowledgment letter and keeping a copy on file. The letter serves as a thank you and required written acknowledgment, and should include the amount donated and specific language from the downloadable template for tax purposes.