Indiana Dept. of Revenue waiving use tax on some COVID-19 donations

A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, holds a bag containing a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Indiana Department of Revenue is making a move designed to encourage the donation of COVID-19 supplies.

The Department is issuing a waiver for the Use Tax on donated supplies aimed at fighting the spread of the virus. The waiver includes medical supplies, food, cleaning supplies, and other items.

Manufacturers making such donations are eligible for the waiver, as are groups or organizations making donations of medicine, medical supplies, and other goods if sales tax was not paid when receiving the item.

Guidelines can be found at the Indiana Department of Revenue website.

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