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Tax Exempt States

In 26 states there is an exemption for utilities used in production of a product - by a manufacturer.

Tax Exempt States

Utility Tax Exemption FAQs

Will the utility company perform the engineering study?

Since the utility company has no stake in the exemption, they do not provide manpower to perform the study. It is up to the taxpayer to determine the annual usage of every piece of equipment that uses that particular utility, be it electricity, natural gas, or water. The study involves many interpretations of the tax…

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Can a regular sales tax exemption certificate be filed with the utility company?

In most states, the answer is no. Since a utility study is required in every state with an exemption, there typically is a special exemption certificate used for electric, gas, and water. The proper documentation and the detailed engineering study meeting Department of Revenue requirements usually accompanies the exemption certificate. Each state has a different…

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