Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to fill out an exemption certificate and provide a copy of my commercial farmer certification each time I make a purchase from a vendor?
It is not necessary to complete an exemption certificate and provide a copy of the commercial farmer certification each time a purchase is made. Once a vendor has an executed exemption certificate with a copy of the customer’s commercial farmer certification attached on file, the exemption certificate will be valid until the expiration of the commercial farmer certification.
For example, a commercial farmer has a certification that expires July 31, 2022. The commercial farmer provides their vendor with an executed exemption certificate and a copy of her commercial farmer certification on August 25, 2019. The executed exemption certificate will be valid until July 31, 2022, when the certification expires. Once the vendor has a properly completed exemption certificate on file, the exemption certificate may cover multiple purchases until the commercial farmer certification expires.