Do states require professionals file the exemption application and engineering study?
No except in Texas (see Texas). Any manufacturer can complete and file the utility study. Because the states require accurate studies and will deny studies with insufficient information, most states prefer the work be submitted by a professional.
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…
The experience working with Mark was positive. The process took very little of our time and resulted in significant savings for our company. We would recommend his services to other companies looking to have this type of work done.