Sales Tax Information

Tax rates are determined by the shipping address of an order (tax in SC and LA is based on General Equipment (GES) warehouse address).
State laws require General Equipment (GES) and Supply to have exemption certificates from all customers who claim a tax exemption. If the exemption certificate is not received, GES is required by law to charge tax in the states listed below.

North Carolina
North Dakota
South Carolina

If your business qualifies for a tax exemption, a properly completed exemption certificate must be submitted to GES Tax Department. Once we have received your exemption certificate(s), your account will be updated within one business day.

If the exemption certificate received is incomplete, a GES Exemption Analyst will contact you with the details needed to complete the certificate.

  • To submit a Tax Exemption Certificate, please email to
  • Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact a GES Exemption Analyst at 800-800-6011. We are available Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 5:30 pm EST and will respond promptly to your request.