Hi. Is a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority the same certificate as the Sales tax exemption certificate in NYC. I’m a new business and I just applied online with the Dept. of taxation and finance for a Sales Tax Certificate of Authority which allows me to be able to COLLECT sales and use tax. However, I then see a page online for the Sales tax exemption certificate which will let me buy applicable inventory and product tax free, but I don’t see any instructions or anyway to apply for a certificate. Are those certificates the same or two separate applications?