Sales Taxes and Similar Duties

Amounts due under this Agreement are payable to Provider without deduction for any tax, tariff, duty, or assessment imposed by any government authority (national, state, provincial, or local), including without limitation any sales, use, excise, ad valorem, property, withholding, or value-added tax, whether or not withheld at the source (collectively, “Sales Tax”). Except as forbidden by applicable law, Provider may require that Customer submit applicable Sales Taxes to Provider. However, the preceding sentence does not apply to the extent that Customer is tax exempt, provided it gives Provider a valid tax exemption certificate within 30 days of the Effective Date. Provider’s failure to include any applicable tax in an invoice will not waive or dismiss its rights or obligations pursuant to this Section __. If applicable law requires withholding or deduction of Sales Taxes or any other tax or duty, Customer shall separately pay Provider the withheld or deducted amount, over and above fees due. For the avoidance of doubt, this Section __ does not govern taxes based on Provider’s net income.