Tax Compliance

Our role is to serve the campus community as the primary information resource on federal, state, and local tax compliance matters for the University.  We are responsible for preparing federal and state tax returns for the University and reviewing payments (i.e. scholarships, service contracts) to Foreign Nationals to determine if a tax treaty applies or if federal or state tax should be withheld.

Cope Administration Building Room 106   |   615-904-8328   |
Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Requests

Accounting Services has recently developed a Dynamic Form for Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption requests. This form is to request that Middle Tennessee State University's Tennessee exemption certificate be emailed to a vendor/supplier for an MTSU business purpose. If the vendor requires a physical copy at the time of purchase or to upload into a system, please contact Accounting Services for assistance.

Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption Request Form

Exemptions available for FL, KY, TN and TX
Contact Accounts Payable for information
U.S. Person or Entity

W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification

Foreign Individual/Vendor
  • Foreign National Information Form
  • International Wire Transfer Request
  • W-8BEN (for payees who are individuals)
  • W-8BEN-E (for payees that are Entities or Organizations)             
  • W-8ECI (Income Effectively Connected with the Conduct of a Trade or Business in the U.S.)
  • W-8EXP (Foreign Governments or Other Foreign Organizations)
  • W-8IMY (Foreign Intermediaries or Foreign Flow-through Entities)
Contact Information


Cope Administration Building,
Room #103
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132