Textbook Tax Exemptions and Tax Refunds

Students may be eligible to request a tax refund on their purchases of textbooks.

Eligible students living in a state or US territory listed below can request a tax refund on their textbook purchases.

After the order has been delivered successfully, send required documentation in PDF format from the account that placed the order along with the following information to tax-exempt@amazon.com:

  • Reason for request
  • Order number (17 digits in this format: XXX-XXXXXXX-XXXXXXX)
  • Acceptable documentation of the exemption in PDF format (if required)

Upon verification of the document, we'll process the tax refund. Please note that tax refunds cannot be issued until your shipment is delivered successfully.

The required documentation is outlined below:

State Required Documentation
Connecticut
  1. An official school ID or other evidence of enrollment at the time of purchase
  2. Course syllabus or list of required and recommended textbooks
Kentucky
  1. An official school ID or other evidence of enrollment at the time of purchase
  2. Course syllabus or list of required and recommended textbooks
Massachusetts Massachusetts Exemption Form ST-8
Minnesota Minnesota Exemption Form ST-3
Missouri
  1. An official school ID or other evidence of enrollment at the time of purchase
  2. Course syllabus or list of required and recommended textbooks
New Jersey
  1. An official school ID or other evidence of enrollment at the time of purchase
  2. Course syllabus or list of required and recommended textbooks
New York Exemption Form ST-121.4 New York Textbook Exemption Certificate, or the following:
  1. An official school ID or other evidence of enrollment at the time of purchase
  2. Course syllabus or list of required and recommended textbooks
Puerto Rico No form required; please contact customer service
Rhode Island No form required; Please contact customer service

Note: Exemption request will only be applied to used textbooks per Rhode Island Regulation SU-87-39

Tennessee No form required; please contact customer service
South Carolina South Carolina Exemption Form ST 8
Utah Utah Tax Exemption Certificate TC 721
West Virginia
  1. An official school ID or other evidence of enrollment at the time of purchase
  2. Course syllabus or list of required and recommended textbooks

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