Most of our customers are not a business, but we are tasked with collecting taxes based on the guidelines the federal and state governments have given us to follow.
We are not the end user of the product so we do not know what the linen will be used for, so tax will need to be charged. If we are audited and tax exemptions have been given without proof of a resale or tax ID number we will be subject to fines.
We have spoken with several states Tax Revenue offices and they let us know that they have forms you can fill out to submit to us for exemption based on your states tax revenue guidelines or they have forms you can fill out to recoup taxes paid from them directly.
This is not the same as the forms supplied to us by business owners, but it allows the consumer, when shopping at our site, to receive tax exempt status. This form, which we keep on file, gives us proof in case of an audit as to why we did not charge and collect taxes from a resident of that state.