Use these guidelines to better understand Harvard's tax obligation as a purchaser.
- In Massachusetts, there is a 6.25% sales tax on meals
- Sales of meals to Harvard faculty and staff are taxable
Sales of meals to Harvard students are tax-exempt if:
- meals are sold by Harvard-operated dining facilities, and
- students present a valid Harvard student ID
Sales Tax Best Practices and FAQs
This list of best practices will help guide tax-exempt purchasing on behalf of the University.