Financial and Tax Exemption Information

To establish a direct-bill account, the University's standard credit application may be used for vendor records.

Contact the Purchasing department to obtain a copy of the credit application.

Credit card purchases of business reports on current or potential vendors are available at the Dun & Bradstreet website for supply management professionals.

Grand Valley State University D&B/D.U.N.S. Number: 059692996.

Contact Accounts Payable at (616) 331-8010 with questions regarding invoice payments and payment schedules.

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Grand Valley State University has sales and tax exemption in Michigan. To qualify for tax exemption, purchases must be invoiced to/paid for by the University. Please note some states require additional documentation. Consult Procurement Services to verify tax exempt status.

GVSU has blanket tax exemption for all purchases in the following states/countries. 

  • Canada
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin

The following states require the appropriate documentation for tax exempt status each time a trip is taken there. Please contact each state for the required documents and plan accordingly for this paperwork to be submitted and processed in time for your trip.

GVSU has been denied tax exempt status in the following states:

  • Pennsylvania
  • California