Effective July 1, 2011 Douglas County has a purchase agreement for District teachers supplies, office supplies, furniture, paper, consumable, and school supplies. If you have a print catalog, please check the web site for the lowest sale price.
What is a Personal Teacher Order?
If you are a teacher and you are buying supplies with your own money, it is not a sales tax exempt purchase and we have to collect Colorado Sales Tax. Sorry its the law.
How do I qualify for Sales Tax Exempt purchases?
To qualify we have to have a tax-exempt certificate on file. The school district has provided us with their certificate and only purchases paid with a district credit card or purchase order will qualify. Once your account is setup, we will verify that you qualify, and mark your account as tax exempt for current and future purchases. Just log in with your email address and your orders will automatically be exempt from sales tax.
I am a teacher that made a personal purchase. When will I get my K-12 gift certificate?
Gift Certificates are sent out six times a year (Jan/Mar/May/Jul/Sep/Nov) for orders that shipped in the prior two months. For example, if your order shipped in December or January, we will send you a certificate in early March; Feb/Mar shipped orders are sent in early May, and so on. Certificates expire 12 months after they are issued, and can be combined with other K-12 gift certificates.
I made a personal purchase. Will you share my purchase details or personal information with the school district?
As a parent, I would like want to buy something for the school or a teacher, can I get a tax deduction? Yes. Go to www.k12schooldonations.org , a 501(c)3 non-profit, and make your tax-deductible contribution. They will contact us and we will send the teacher a gift certificate for the amount of your donation plus a matching 20% grant. Your donation receipt can be used when you prepare your taxes. Or contact your schools PTA/PTO.
As a Teacher can I deduct my personal purchases on my Taxes.
Yes. Please consult your tax advisor. IRS regulation xxx allows teachers to deduct up to $xxx per year for purchases used in the classroom.