Supplier FAQs

General Legal Entity

What is a legal entity?

A legal entity is the legal name of a separate organization/company that has legal standing in the eyes of the law. Given that we operate in so many countries around the world, individual entities are set up to establish ownership of the business we conduct in that area. That way, we can operate as efficiently as possible with the legal capacity to enter agreements and contracts, assume obligations, etc. We are now taking on a comprehensive effort to change the names of certain legal entities, where necessary, in a way that does not interrupt your bu...>

Will the State Tax exempt forms be sent for all States that a supplier does business with?

Please review the purchase order for U.S. sales / use tax guidance. If additional assistance is needed, please contact for questions related to U.S. state taxes and the associated certificates. If you need a certificate, please include the information below:

  • Purchasing Ordering Entity (Dow’s Company): Located on Dow’s purchase order
  • Selling Entity (Legal Name and Street Address to appear on the exemption certificate)
  • Selling contact to whom certificate should be sent to (person’s name and email address)
  • State seller is requesting a certificate