Tax Information for Purchases

The Mendez Foundation is required by law to collect applicable sales taxes on  orders made to many jurisdictions in the United States.
Where sales tax applies, the order total presented at checkout will reflect the estimated sales tax due and collected. The final sales tax charged
on your order will be displayed in your order confirmation sent via e-mail. Shipping charges may also be subject to tax
in certain states.

How sales tax is calculated

We calculate sales tax in accordance with applicable state and local laws. The tax rate is based on the type of product or service purchased and
where your purchase is shipped. Sales tax is calculated with the tax rates set by the applicable taxing jurisdictions covering the shipment
destination address.

Tax Exempt Organizations

The Mendez Foundation is registered in most states and jurisdictions to collect and remit the appropriate sales tax. Customers exempt from
state sales tax must provide an exemption certificate.

Non-profit organizations are not necessarily exempt from state sales tax, although they may be exempt from federal income tax. States have
specific requirements of documentation when claiming such an exemption. 

Placing a Tax Exempt Order

To place a tax exempt order, please provide supporting documentation regarding your exemption from state sales tax issued
by the state taxing authority.

Submit your tax exemption documentation via email to customerservice@mendezfoundation.org.

Once your tax exemption document has been verified, we will update your account at toogoodprograms.org to reflect your tax exempt status
and you will be able to make qualifying tax exempt purchases shipped to the address filed with your tax exemption.

  • Note: A sales tax permit, certificate of authority, sales tax return, sales tax number, or IRS exemption letter are not sufficient
    proof of exemption documents.