Circular notes and notices posted prior to the current administration may be found in our archive: https://2009-2017.state.gov/ofm/notes/tax/index.htm.

Tax Cards and Hotel Tax Exemption

03/18/19  Notice: Diplomatic and Consular Tax Exemption in New Mexico 
07/14/16  Circular Note 16-1103: Purchasing Agent Arrangements (For Construction/Renovation) 
11/25/15  USUN Circular Note HC-111-15: Imposition of Service Fees 
11/03/15  Diplomatic Note 15-1169: Imposition of Service Fees 
09/28/15  USUN Diplomatic Note No. HC-97-15: The Diplomatic Tax Exemption Card Program
12/23/14  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 68-B: The Diplomatic Tax Exemption Card Program
12/19/14  OFM and AIT Tax Card Flyer
10/16/14  Notice: New Text on Reverse of Diplomatic Tax Exemption Cards: “Not valid for vehicle purchases”
06/16/14  Diplomatic Note 14-1094: The Diplomatic Tax Exemption Card Program
04/08/14  Notice: Diplomatic & Consular Hotel Tax Exemption in the U.S. Virgin Islands
08/15/13  Notice: Diplomatic & Consular Hotel Tax Exemption in Puerto Rico
08/08/13  USUN Diplomatic Note No. HC-87-13: Updated Hotel Tax Exemption Information
08/05/13  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 41-B: Updated Hotel Tax Exemption Information
07/19/13  Diplomatic Note 13-619: Hotel Tax Exemption

Gasoline Tax Exemption

04/19/19  Notice: Certificate of Taxable Fuel for Shell and Chevron/Texaco Gasoline Credit Card Accounts with WEX 
03/06/19  Notice: Personal Tax-Exempt Accounts Now Available with Chevron/Texaco Gasoline Credit Card Accounts 
02/05/19  Notice: Shell Gasoline Credit Cards 
01/17/19  Notice: Chevron/Texaco Gasoline Credit Card Accounts 
01/08/19  Notice: Updated Shell Gasoline Credit Card Application 
12/04/18  Notice: Shell Gasoline Credit Card Accounts 
10/09/18  Notice: Citibank No Longer Accepts Shell Gasoline Credit Card Applications for Tax-Exempt Gasoline Credit Cards 
10/07/13  USUN Diplomatic Note No. HC-101-13: Updated Gasoline Tax Exemption Information 
09/18/13  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 46-B: Gasoline Tax Exemption
09/05/13  Diplomatic Note 13-837: Gasoline Tax Exemption Policy
07/26/13  Notice: Official Gasoline Tax Exemption Now Available with Kum & Go
11/12/08  Notice: Gasoline Tax Exemption No Longer Available with CITGO

Utility Tax Exemption

10/18/13  Notice: Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement Certificate of Exemption Required for Utility Tax Exemption in New Jersey 
10/07/13  USUN Diplomatic Note No. HC-102-13: Updated Utility Tax Exemption Information 
09/18/13  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 47-B: Utility Tax Exemption 
09/05/13  Diplomatic Note 13-838: Utility Tax Exemption Policy 

Income Tax

04/17/15  USUN Diplomatic Note No. HC-35-15: Domestic Workers: Tax, Social Security, Health Insurance 
02/06/15  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 07-B: Domestic Workers: Tax, Social Security, Health Insurance 
02/02/15  Diplomatic Note 15-77: Domestic Workers: Tax, Social Security, Health Insurance 

Vehicle Tax Exemption

06/27/14  Notice: Diplomatic Tax Exemption for Motor Vehicles (Including Motorcycles, Boats, and Trailers) 
02/01/13  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 02-B: Procedure for Claiming Tax Exemption on the Purchase or Lease of an Official or Personal Vehicle 
12/03/12  Diplomatic Note 12 – 331: Procedure for Claiming Tax Exemption on the Purchase or Lease of an Official or Personal Vehicle 

Airline Tax Exemption

09/12/14  Notice: Tax Exemption on Airline & Cruise Tickets for Foreign Mission Personnel 

Social Security

09/25/18  Notice: Procedures for Requesting a Social Security Number 
10/28/15  Notice: Change to Social Security Walk-In Services on Thursdays for October-December 
04/17/15  USUN Diplomatic Note No. HC-35-15: Domestic Workers: Tax, Social Security, Health Insurance 
02/06/15  OAS Diplomatic Note No. 07-B: Domestic Workers: Tax, Social Security, Health Insurance 
02/02/15  Diplomatic Note 15-77: Domestic Workers: Tax, Social Security, Health Insurance 

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