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Diplomatic Tax Exemptions

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The Diplomatic Tax Exemption Program, which provides sales and use, occupancy, food, airline, gas, and utility tax exemptions to eligible foreign officials on assignment in the U.S. Tax exemption privileges for foreign diplomats, consular officers, and staff members are generally based on two treaties: the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. For more information about Diplomatic Tax Exemptions program please go to the "About Us" and "Key Topics" tabs above.

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