Nebraska Sales Tax Exemptions


August 7, 2015

Business Across State Lines  ||  Commercial Agriculture  ||  Common Carrier
Consumer Goods  ||  Energy  ||  Food  ||  General Business  ||  Lodging/Shelter
Miscellaneous  ||  Nonprofits/Governments/Exempt  ||  Telecommunications  ||  New Exemptions

This list of exemptions and descriptions should only be used for general information. Please refer to the regulation or statute referenced in the right‑hand column for more detailed definitions, explanations, and limitations.

Business Across State Lines
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Aircraft owned by an out‑of‑state resident or business An aircraft delivered in Nebraska, or any taxable service that is performed on an aircraft brought into Nebraska by a nonresident individual or out‑of‑state business, when the aircraft will not be registered or based in Nebraska and it will not remain in Nebraska more than ten days after the sale or service is completed. None Reg‑1‑067, Aircraft and Related Services
Labor for items to be shipped out‑of‑state The amount charged for the fabrication, production, installation, or application labor of property owned and furnished by an in‑state or out‑of‑state customer which is fabricated in Nebraska and then shipped by the Nebraska retailer performing the fabrication to a point outside Nebraska. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.11
Property purchased in other states to be used in another state Property purchased in another state, territory, or possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any foreign country which is intended to be used at that location, and is actually used for its intended purpose in another state, commonwealth, territory, possession or country; and then brought into the State of Nebraska for use. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.44(2)
Property shipped out‑of‑state Property shipped outside Nebraska pursuant to a sales contract calling for out‑of‑state delivery by the retailer, or delivery by the retailer to a carrier, to the post office, or to a forwarding agent for its shipment out‑of‑state, to be installed/used in another state. None Reg‑1‑064, Interstate Commerce
Property taxed in another state Property which has been taxed in another state, territory, or possession of the U.S., when a reciprocal exclusion or an exemption similar to transactions in Nebraska is granted. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.49
Property purchased from a non‑nexus seller to be transported out‑of‑state Property purchased from a non‑nexus seller and retained solely to be transported out‑of‑state or to be incorporated into other property which will then be transported out‑of‑state (temporary storage). None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.44(1)
State reciprocal agreements for industrial machinery Industrial machinery and equipment, including parts for repairs, purchased by another state or political subdivision of another state if the other state provides a similar reciprocal exemption. Form 13, Nebraska Resale or Exempt Sale Certificate for Sales Tax Exemption

Reg‑1‑014, Exempt Sale Certificate

Reg‑1‑093, Governmental Units

Revenue Ruling 01‑09‑1, Industrial Machinery and Equipment, Reciprocal Exemption with the State of Iowa

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Commercial Agriculture
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Agricultural machinery and equipment (including repair and replacement parts)

Depreciable agricultural machinery and equipment for use in commercial agriculture.

Beginning October 1, 2014, any repair or replacement parts for agricultural machinery and equipment used in commercial agriculture.

Form 13

Reg‑1‑094, Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Refund

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.36

Agricultural chemicals Agricultural chemicals, adjuvants, surfactants, bonding agents, clays, oils, and any other additives or compatibility agents for use in commercial agriculture and applied to land or crops. Form 13 Reg‑1‑061, Agricultural Chemicals
Animal grooming Animal grooming services performed by a licensed veterinarian or licensed veterinary technician in conjunction with the medical treatment of an animal. Records of the veterinarian showing the grooming was performed in conjunction with the medical treatments of an animal Reg‑1‑102, Animal Specialty Services
Animal life Sales of any form of animal life, the products of which ordinarily constitute food for human consumption (for example, cattle, sheep, swine, baby chicks, turkey poults, poultry, and bees).  Sales of game birds subject to permit and regulation by the Game and Parks Commission. None Reg‑1‑062, Animal Life
Animal specialty services Services provided to livestock. None Reg‑1‑102, Animal Specialty Services
Commercial artificial insemination Semen and insemination services for use in ranching, farming, or other commercial or industrial uses. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.23
Feed or water Feed or water for the care of or consumption by animals ordinarily used as food for human consumption.

None, if the manufacturer's label confirms that it is solely for use by food‑producing animals

Form 13, if the feed can be used by food‑producing AND other animals

Reg‑1‑063, Feed, Water, Agricultural Chemicals, and Veterinary Medicines for Animal Life
Mineral oil as dust suppressant Mineral oil to be applied to grain as a dust suppressant. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.60
Oxygen Oxygen for use in aquaculture. Form 13 Reg‑1‑061, Agricultural Chemicals
Seeds sold to commercial producers Seeds and annual plants, the products of which are food for human consumption, when sold to commercial producers of the products of such seeds and plants. Also includes seed legumes, grasses, and grains for agricultural purposes. Form 13, or other documentation that demonstrates that the buyer is a commercial producer Reg‑1‑060, Seeds and Plants
Veterinary medicine for animals raised for human consumption or for pelts used by humans Medicines for the prevention or treatment of disease or injury in food‑producing or pelt‑producing animals. Includes all drugs, antibiotics, viruses, serums, toxins, antitoxins, or analogous products of natural or synthetic origin.

None, if the manufacturer's label confirms that it is solely for use by food‑producing animals

Form 13, if the veterinary medicine can be used for both food‑producing AND other animals

Reg‑1‑078, Veterinarians and Veterinary Medicines

Reg‑1‑063, Feed, Water, Agricultural Chemicals, and Veterinary Medicines for Animal Life

Water for irrigation Water used for irrigation of agricultural lands. Form 13 Reg‑1‑066, Sewer and Water
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Common Carrier
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Common or contract carrier accessories Accessories purchased for use with a common or contract carrier vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft which could have been included in the list price at the time of purchase. Form 13 Reg‑1‑069, Common and Contract Carrier
Common or contract carrier vehicles; repair parts and services The purchase, rental, or lease of motor vehicles, watercraft, or aircraft used as a common or contract carrier; repair and replacement parts; and any associated labor charges. Form 13 Reg‑1‑069, Common and Contract Carrier
Common or contract carrier safety equipment Equipment required by a federal or state regulatory agency to be included on a common or contract carrier vehicle, watercraft, or aircraft operating in or through the State of Nebraska for the health or safety of passengers or cargo. Form 13 Reg‑1‑069, Common and Contract Carrier
Railroad rolling stock; repair parts and services The purchase, rental, or lease of railroad rolling stock, whether purchased by a railroad or by another person; repair and replacement parts; and associated labor charges. None Reg‑1‑068, Railroads
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Consumer Goods and Services
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Admissions charged by nonprofit, IRC § 501(c)(3) organizations that are conducting statewide sports events, or are dedicated to youth development and healthy living Fees and admissions charged to participants by nonprofit IRC § 501(c)(3) organizations that either (1) conduct statewide sports events with multiple sports for both adults and youth, or (2) are affiliated with a national organization that is primarily dedicated to youth development and healthy living and offers sports instruction or sports events in multiple sports. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.10(7) & (8)
Assistance in the purchase of motor vehicle for the disabled The entire purchase price of a motor vehicle purchased when the maximum amount allowed by law is contributed by the United States Veterans’ Administration or the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Finance and Support for a disabled person. If the amount contributed is less than the maximum amount, the exemption is based on the portion of the purchase price contributed. Notation on Form 6, Nebraska Sales/Use Tax and Tire Fee Statement for Motor Vehicle and Trailer Sales Reg‑1‑050, Medicines and Medical Equipment

Reg‑1‑ 020, Motor Vehicles
Bullion (operative April 1, 2014) Bars, ingots, or medallions made of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, or a combination of these metals. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.66
Coins and currency (operative April 1, 2014) Coins or currency made of gold, silver, or other metal or paper that have been used as legal tender. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.66
Entry fees charged by political subdivisions or 501(c)(3) organizations for youth sports events, youth sports leagues, or youth competitive educational activities Entry fees or other amounts charged by political subdivisions or 501(c)(3) organizations to participate in sports events, sports leagues, or competitive educational activities that are restricted to those participants who are less than 19 years old. None

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.63

Laundromats The use of coin‑operated machines for laundering. None Reg‑1‑048, Laundries and Dry Cleaners
Medicines & medical equipment Insulin and prescription medicines, durable medical equipment, home medical supplies, mobility‑enhancing equipment, prosthetic and orthotic devices, oxygen, and any oxygen equipment for a patient’s use sold under a doctor’s prescription. Prescription from health care professional (except insulin) Reg‑1‑050, Medicines and Medical Equipment
Merchandise trade‑ins The value of trade‑ins taken in connection with a sale of property that is similar to the trade‑in. None Reg‑1‑029, Trade‑ins or Exchanges
Motor vehicle/motorboat trade‑ins The value of a motor vehicle or motorboat taken by any person in trade as all or part of the consideration for a sale of another motor vehicle or motorboat. Form 6

Reg‑1‑020, Motor Vehicles

Reg-1-096, Motorboats

Newspapers Newspapers issued at least once a week; newspaper advertising supplements distributed with newspapers. None Reg‑1‑054, Newspapers
Repair labor Repair labor performed on any item, the sale of which is not subject to sales tax. None Reg‑1‑082, Labor Charges
Repair labor on motor vehicles Repair labor involved in restoring the original form and condition of a motor vehicle, or replacing a component part in a motor vehicle. None Reg‑1‑082, Labor Charges
Tele‑floral deliveries Amounts received by Nebraska florists who make deliveries in this state pursuant to instructions received from florists in other states. None Reg‑1‑052, Florists
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Energy
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Aviation fuel Fuel for use in aircraft, specifically aviation gasoline and jet fuel. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.03
Energy used in agriculture or industry

Sales and purchases of electricity, coal, gas, fuel oil, diesel fuel, tractor fuel, propane, gasoline, coke, nuclear fuel, butane, wood as fuel, and corn as fuel when more than 50% of the amount purchased is for use directly in irrigation or farming; or for use directly in processing, manufacturing, generation of electricity, refining of property; or for use by any hospital.

Beginning January 1, 2015, these energy sources are also exempt when more than 50% of the amount purchased is for use in compressing natural gas for use as a vehicle fuel.

Form 13 Reg‑1‑089, Energy Source Utility Exemption
Minerals, oil, and gas severed from real property Sales in this state of minerals, oil, and gas. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.04
Motor fuels Motor vehicle fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and compressed fuels, including casing head or natural gasoline, and any other liquids or gases for use in vehicles, motorboats, or railroad rolling stock. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.05
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Food
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Church meals Prepared food and food ingredients, including soft drinks and candy, for human consumption when sold by a church at a church function. None Reg‑1‑083, Prepared Food and Beverage Service
Concessions Concession sales of food by elementary and secondary schools at events, including those open to the public. None Reg‑1‑092, Educational Institutions
Food for elderly, handicapped, and Supplemental Security Income recipients Prepared food and food ingredients sold to the elderly, handicapped, or recipients of Supplemental Security Income by an organization that accepts the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It is not necessary for the purchaser to use an electronic benefits transfer to pay for the prepared food. None Reg‑1‑087, Food or Food Ingredients
Food for human consumption Food or food ingredients for human consumption, except for prepared food and food sold through vending machines. None Reg‑1‑087, Food or Food Ingredients
Meals provided by hospitals or other institutions to patients or inmates Prepared food and food ingredients, including soft drinks and candy, for human consumption when served to patients of hospitals and inmates of other institutions licensed by Nebraska for care of human beings. None Reg‑1‑087, Food or Food Ingredients
Meals provided to students and campers Prepared food served to residents of fraternities, sororities, cooperative student societies, and summer camps which charge a single amount to attend. None Reg‑1‑083, Prepared Food and Beverage Service
Political campaign fundraisers Charges for prepared food or admissions charged by ballot question committees, candidate committees, independent committees, and political party committees as defined in the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act. None Reg‑1‑090, Nonprofit Organizations
Schools and school‑related organizations Prepared food and food ingredients, including soft drinks and candy, for human consumption served by public or private schools, school districts, student organizations, or parent‑teacher associations pursuant to an agreement with the proper school authorities, in an elementary or secondary school or at any institution of higher education, public or private, during the regular school day, or at an approved function of the school or institution. However, this exemption does not apply to sales by an institution of higher education at any facility or function which is open to the general public. None

Reg-1-083, Prepared Food and Beverage Service

Reg‑1‑087, Food or Food Ingredients

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Food or food ingredients which are purchased by electronic benefits transfer under regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. None Reg‑1‑087, Food or Food Ingredients
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General Business
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Biochips Solid substrates upon or into which is incorporated genetic or protein information when used for the purpose of genotyping or analyzing gene expression, protein expression, genomic sequencing or protein profiling. Form 13

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.61

C‑BED purchases Materials for the manufacture, installation, construction, repair, or replacement of a community‑based energy development project. Form 13, and a copy of the exemption certificate issued by the Department Reg‑1‑109, Community‑based Energy Development (C‑BED) Projects
Component/ingredient parts Property or fabrication labor that becomes an ingredient or component part of property which is manufactured, processed, or fabricated for ultimate sale at retail. Form 13 Reg‑1‑023, Component Parts ‑ Manufacturing, Processing, and Fabrication
Containers Nonreturnable containers sold to persons who place contents in the container and sell the contents with the container. If the contents of a container are tax exempt, the container is also exempt. Form 13 Reg‑1‑043, Containers
Data centers Any tangible personal property acquired by a person operating a data center, which is an organized assembly of hardware and software and related infrastructure (including environmental control) for the purpose of storing,managing, or disseminating data which is subsequently used outside the state. Form 13

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77‑2704.62

Film rentals & syndicated programming Gross income received from videotape, film rentals, and satellite programming when tax is charged on the admission. Sales of syndicated programming for rebroadcast by a radio or television station. None

Reg‑1‑045, Motion Picture Film, Videotape, and Programming

Revenue Ruling 01‑11‑3, Retail Sales of Digital Media

Horse racetracks Items for use by a racetrack licensed by the State Racing Commission. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.20
Intercompany leases An intercompany lease from a subsidiary to the parent company or vice versa, from one subsidiary to another subsidiary of the same parent company, or between brother‑sister companies if the lessor previously paid a sales or use tax on the leased property. Sole proprietorships and individuals do not qualify for this exemption. None Reg‑1‑018, Rent or Lease of Tangible Personal Property
Intercompany sales An intercompany sale from a subsidiary to the parent company or vice versa, from one subsidiary to another subsidiary of the same parent company, or between brother‑sister companies if the seller previously paid a sales or use tax on the property sold. Sole proprietorships and individuals do not qualify for this exemption. None Reg‑1‑022, Occasional Sales
Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment The sale, lease, rental, storage, use, or other consumption in Nebraska by a manufacturer of qualified manufacturing machinery and equipment (MME). Form 13 Reg‑1‑107, Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption
Molds and dies Sales of molds, dies, and patterns which are either used in manufacturing or used to manufacture a single product that is either injection‑molded from plastic or stamped from metal. Form 13 Reg‑1‑095, Molds, Dies, and Patterns

Reg‑1‑107, Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption
Occasional sales of a business or farm machinery The sale of business or farm machinery and equipment used by a seller as a depreciable capital asset for more than one year in the business. Form 13, issued by the seller Reg‑1‑022, Occasional Sales
Replacement parts & services for MME Replacement parts and services in Nebraska for manufacturing machinery and equipment. Form 13 Reg‑1‑107, Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment Exemption
Sales for resale Property purchased to be resold prior to the use of the property. Form 13 Reg‑1‑013, Sale for Resale‑Resale Certificate
Transfer of property in change of business ownership Sale of property that is made in connection with the sale to a single buyer of all or substantially all of the property of a trade or business if the seller has previously paid sales or use tax on the property sold. Form 13, issued by the seller Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 77–2701.24(3)
and 77–2704.48
U.S. postage charges on direct mail (operative April 1, 2014) U.S. postage charges on direct mail must be separately stated on the invoice, bill of sale, or similar document given to the purchaser. None

Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 77‑2701.11
and 77-2701.35 

Revenue Ruling 01-14-1

Water Water used for manufacturing purposes. Form 13 Reg‑1‑066, Sewer and Water
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Lodging/Shelter
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Dormitories Rental of rooms in dormitories operated by an educational institution. None Reg‑1‑046, Hotels, Lodgings, and Accommodations
Long‑term lodging Lodging for 30 continuous days or more. None Reg‑1‑046, Hotels, Lodgings, and Accommodations
Room rentals by certain institutions Room rentals made by certain facilities licensed under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act, and other facilities licensed by the State of Nebraska. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2701.33(2)

Reg‑1‑046, Hotels, Lodgings, and Accommodations
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Miscellaneous
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Cash discounts/coupons Cash discounts allowed and taken on sales not reimbursed by a third party, including coupons issued and redeemed by the retailer. None Reg‑1‑024, Cash Discounts
Casual sales Garage sales and sales made by individuals on an online auction site of household goods and personal belongings. The sale cannot be held for more than three days in a year and the sales must meet additional criteria. None Reg‑1‑022, Occasional Sales
Lease‑to‑purchase agreements Leased property sold to a lessee of the property under a rental agreement (lease‑purchase agreement) where the rental payments are credited against the purchase price of the property to the extent tax was collected on the payments. None Reg‑1‑018, Rent or Lease of Tangible Personal Property
Separately‑stated finance charges Separately‑stated finance, carrying, service, or interest charges in connection with credit extended under a deferred payment plan. None Reg‑1‑026, Finance, Carrying, Service, and Interest Charges
Separately‑stated taxes Any taxes legally imposed on the consumer that are separately‑stated on the invoice, bill of sale, or similar document given to the purchaser. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2701.35(3)
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Nonprofits/Government/Exempt
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Admissions to school events Fees charged by a school district, student organization, or parent‑teacher association for functions at elementary or secondary schools, public or private. None

Reg‑1‑044, Admissions

Reg‑1‑092, Educational Institutions

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.10(6)

Admissions to nationally accredited zoos or aquariums (operative January 1, 2016)
The exemption includes memberships that allow the member admission to the zoo or aquarium. The zoo or aquarium must be nationally accredited and operated by a public agency or nonprofit corporation primarily for educational, scientific, or tourism purposes. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.67
Contractor as purchasing agent for exempt Nebraska agencies and Nebraska political subdivisions A contractor may be appointed as purchasing agent for these entities and make tax exempt purchases of building materials that will be annexed to real property.

Form 13

Form 17, Purchasing Agent Appointment and Delegation of Authority for Sales and Use Tax

Option 1 contractors need only the Form 13

Reg‑1‑017, Contractors
Display items purchased by a historic automobile museum (operative October 1, 2014) Items which are displayed or held for display by a museum exhibiting a collection of at least 150 motor vehicles. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 77‑2704.65 and 51-702
Fine art purchases by a museum Purchases of fine art by a museum located in and operated by a public agency or nonprofit corporation primarily for educational, scientific, historic preservation, or aesthetic purposes and which owns, cares for, studies, exhibits, or archives property. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.56
Nebraska Lottery Nebraska Lottery tickets sold pursuant to the State Lottery Act. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.38
Public or private educational institutions Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed or accredited schools, public or private colleges, or universities. Form 13 Reg‑1‑092, Educational Institutions
Public records Charges for originals or copies of depositions, bills of exceptions, and transcripts prepared and sold by a court reporter. Copies of public records, except those documents developed, produced, or acquired and made available for commercial sale to the general public. None Reg‑1‑080, Sales of Legal, Medical, and Commercial Documents and Records
Purchases by churches and nonprofit colleges and medical facilities

Purchases made by:

  • Nonprofit organizations created exclusively for religious purposes;
  • Nonprofit organizations providing services exclusively to the blind;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed hospitals;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed health clinics when one or more hospitals or the parent corporations of the hospitals own or control the health clinic for the purpose of reducing the cost of health services, or when the health clinic receives federal funds through the United States Public Health Service for populations that are medically under‑served;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed skilled nursing facilities;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed intermediate care facilities;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed assisted‑living facilities;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed nursing facilities;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed home health agencies, hospices or hospice services, and respite care services;
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed child‑caring agencies or child placement agencies; and
  • Nonprofit organizations certified by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide community‑based services for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Nonprofit Nebraska‑licensed mental health centers.
Form 13 Reg‑1‑090, Nonprofit Organizations

Reg‑1‑091, Religious Organizations
Purchases by foreign personnel Purchases of items as authorized by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Foreign missions (OFM) to diplomatic personnel and their qualifying dependents; and items purchased by employees of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TERCO) or the Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices (TECOs) and their qualifying dependents. Tax Exemption ID card for foreign diplomats (issued by the U.S. Department of State), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TERCO) Tax Exemption Cards or the Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices (TECOs) (issued by the American Institute in Taiwan) Reg‑1‑072, United States Government and Federal Corporations
Purchases by licensees of the State Racing Commission Gross receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, purchases made by licensees of the State Racing Commission. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.20
Purchases by nationally accredited zoos or aquariums (operative January 1, 2016) The zoo or aquarium must be nationally accredited and operated by a public agency or nonprofit corporation primarily for educational, scientific, or tourism purposes.
Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.67
Purchases by Native American Indians within Indian country Property sold to a Native American Indian living within Indian country, or to a Native American Tribal Council when it is within Indian country as defined by federal law. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.02
Purchases by political subdivisions of the State

Purchases by Nebraska and most of its political subdivisions, including:

  • Public educational institutions;
  • Nebraska counties, townships, cities, or villages;
  • Nonprofit corporations formed by exempt governmental entities for the sole purpose of issuing tax‑exempt bonds on behalf of the exempt governmental entities to finance one or more projects for the exempt governmental entities;
  • Rural or suburban fire protection districts;
  • City airport authorities, county airport authorities, or joint airport authorities;
  • Drainage districts;
  • Land banks created under the Nebraska Municipal Land Bank Act;
  • Natural resource districts;
  • Elected county fair boards;
  • Housing agencies as defined in Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71‑1575, except for purchases for any commercial operation that does not exclusively benefit the residents of an affordable housing project;
  • Joint entities or agencies formed to fulfill the purposes described in the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act by any combination of two or more counties, townships, cities, or villages pursuant to the Interlocal Cooperation Act, the Integrated Solid Waste Management Act, or the Joint Public Agency Act, except for purchases for use in the business of furnishing gas, water, electricity, or heat;
  • Irrigation or reclamation districts, the irrigation divisions of public power and irrigation districts, or public schools; or
  • Beginning October 1, 2015, sanitary drainage districts organized under Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 31-301 to 31-553.
Form 13

Reg-1-093, Governmental Units

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.15

Purchases by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority Gross receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, purchases made by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.17
Purchases by the Nebraska State Fair Board Gross receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption by, the Nebraska State Fair Board. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.16
Purchases by the U.S. government Purchases by the U.S. government, its agencies, or instrumentalities. None, if paid by a government warrant Reg‑1‑072, United States Government and Federal Corporations
Purchasing agents for construction improvements The appointment of purchasing agents shall be recognized for the purpose of altering the status of the construction contractor as the ultimate consumer of building materials which are annexed to the structure and belong to the exempt governmental unit. The appointment of purchasing agents must be in writing and occur prior to the annexing of any property to real estate. Form 17 Reg‑1‑017, Contractors
Sales by religious organizations An annual sale of property by an organization created exclusively for religious purposes. Form 13 Reg‑1‑091, Religious Organizations
School‑supporting fundraisers Property sold by parent‑booster clubs, parent‑teacher associations, parent‑teacher‑student associations, or school‑operated stores approved by an elementary or secondary school, public or private, if the proceeds are used to support school activities or the school itself. None Reg‑1‑092, Educational Institutions
Wyuka Cemetery Purchases by Wyuka Cemetary in Lincoln, NE. Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77–2704.15
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Telecommunications
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Conference bridging services Sales of conference bridging services associated with the provision of telephone communications services. None Reg‑1‑065, Telecommunications Services
Nonvoice data services Sales of value‑added, nonvoice data services associated with the provision of telephone communications services. None Reg‑1‑065, Telecommunications Services
Prepaid calling arrangements Telephone services provided using prepaid telephone calling arrangements. Prepaid calling cards are taxable at the time of purchase. None Reg‑1‑065, Telecommunications Services

Satellite programming services

Satellite programming services provided using prepaid satellite arrangements. Prepaid satellite programming is taxable at the time of purchase. None Reg‑1‑081, Community or County Antenna Television Service
Telecommunications access charges Gross receipts from the sale, lease, or rental of, and the storage, use, or other consumption in Nebraska of, telecommunication services between telecommunications companies, including divisions of revenue, settlements, or access charges. None Reg‑1‑065, Telecommunications Services
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New Exemptions (enacted in 2015)
Sale
Description
Documentation
Required
(in addition to the normal books and records of the retailer)
Additional Information
(consult the listed regulations or statutes for more details)
Admissions to nationally accredited zoos or aquariums (operative January 1, 2016)
The exemption includes memberships that allow the member admission to the zoo or aquarium. The zoo or aquarium must be nationally accredited and operated by a public agency or nonprofit corporation primarily for educational, scientific, or tourism purposes. None Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.67
Purchases by nationally accredited zoos or aquariums (operative January 1, 2016) The zoo or aquarium must be nationally accredited and operated by a public agency or nonprofit corporation primarily for educational, scientific, or tourism purposes.
Form 13 Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.67
Purchases by political subdivisions of the State Beginning October 1, 2015, sanitary drainage districts organized under Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 31-301 to 31-553. Form 13

Reg-1-093, Governmental Units

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 77-2704.15

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