Action may not be taken on any matters involving taxes on Federal purchases or contracts without obtaining legal review. See ADM 5000.4A for the requirement to obtain legal review by the Office of General Counsel (OGC) for agency actions. See FAR 29.101 (b) through (d) for the type of tax-related issues that require legal review.
Subpart 529.3—State and Local Taxes
529.302 Application of State and local taxes to the Government.
If it has been determined that evidence of tax exemption is required, contracting officers shall follow the guidance as outlined on GSA Insite. Contracting officers shall input “Tax Exemption Information” in the search tool and then select “Tax Exemption Information” from the results list for point of contact information and GSA’s tax exemption number.
Subpart 529.4—Contract Clauses
529.401 Domestic contracts.
529.401-70 Purchases at or under the simplified acquisition threshold.
Insert 552.229-70, Federal, State, and Local Taxes, in purchases and contracts estimated to exceed the micropurchase threshold, but not the simplified acquisition threshold.
529.401-71 Contracts for supplies and services usable by the DC Government.
Insert 552.229-71, Federal Excise Tax—DC Government, in solicitations and contracts that permit the District of Columbia Government to place orders.