The University of Wisconsin – Madison is an agency of the State of Wisconsin and, as such, does not provide credit information, as we are statutorily required to pay for all legal purchase obligations. The State of Wisconsin has also enacted prompt pay legislation (Wisconsin Statute 16.528) which requires the University be responsible for the payment or dispute of invoices within a timely manner (30 days).
The letter linked below is the University’s response to a request for a credit application. It also includes UW–Madison’s tax-exempt information and ID numbers (including DUNS and UEI numbers) and may be used to respond to vendor inquiries.
- UW–Madison Sales Tax Exempt Status Letter/Substitute W-9 – 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.
- Universities of Wisconsin (UW System) Sales Tax Exempt Certificate – standalone document of the University tax-exempt certificate.