Actually you cannot purchase things through the App Store without sales tax, unless you are using the VPP.
Found that out the hard way.
On Sep 5, 2014, at 2:00 PM, Mark J McKenna <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The reason I ask is we have readers that are capable of processing CATcard transactions using iPhones/iPads but an app needs to be purchased through Apple. (Android-Playstore also) For our non-UVM merchants it's not a problem, but before we make it available to UVM departments I wondered if there was policy governing these things.
> At 01:48 PM 9/5/2014, you wrote:
>> On Fri, 5 Sep 2014, Tim Raymond wrote:
>>> Departments can set up an account with the Apple Volume Purchase Program
>>> (VPP) that will allow you to purchase apps and not pay sales tax.
>>> Accounts are indexed by email address so you'll want a departmental
>>> email address to use. I haven't used it on an iPad so I'm not sure what
>>> steps you'll have to go through to actually install an app once it is
>>> There is an overview of the program here:
>> Have you actually used the VPP? If so, what contact information did you put in this section of the approval process?
>> "Enter the contact information for a person who can verify that you have the legal authority to sign and bind your organization to the Volume Purchase Program Terms and Conditions."
>> I ask because we are working with UVM Legal to get approval to sign departments up for VPP, but haven't finished that process yet.
>> If you've already received appropriate approval to use VPP, I'd love to know the details.
> Mark J McKenna
> Director, CATcard Service Center
> Dudley H. Davis Center
> 590 Main Street
> Burlington, VT 05405-0016
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> 802.656.4528 fax
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