Sales Tax Exemption
Each chapter in a state that has a sales tax usually must pay sales tax for all chapter purchases within the state. These chapters may apply to the state's sales-tax authority to obtain a sales-tax exemption. Chapters are 501(c)(8) entities and in most states do not qualify for an exemption.
It is not appropriate to use a congregation's sales-tax exemption number for chapter transactions. Doing so could jeopardize the congregation's opportunity for future sales-tax exemptions.