Manufacturing Utility Sales Tax Exemption
Manufacturers of products are eligible for a tax exemption on the portion of their utilities that go towards the creation of their products. To determine how much utility is exempt, state agencies require that a predominant use study is performed on the business premises – that’s where SmartSave comes in. Our specialists are experienced in identifying production-exempt items in even the most complex of manufacturing facilities.
State Eligibility and Application
If you would like to learn more about how your state handles the Utility Sales Tax Exemption, then simply click on the link below and go to your state’s designated page. You will be provided with detailed information including eligibility, procedure, and state statute.
Qualifying Utility Usage
In most states manufacturers are allowed to claim the Utility Sales Tax Exemption on utilities (electricity, water, and gas) that are consumed in the production of a product.
- Electricity that directly powers machines and processes on the production floor
- Water used in manufacturing processes such as smelting, finishing, diluting, cooling, and more
- Natural gas used for processes such as melting and dehumidification, or as a feedstock for chemical production
- Restrooms and break rooms
- Administrative offices
- Show rooms, tour galleries, and sales floors
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Detailed Energy Study
All states that offer the Utility Sales Tax Exemption require that either a detailed energy study or predominant use study be performed on the manufacturing facility to identify the percentage of electricity, gas, or water that is actually consumed in the production process.
Accuracy & Compliance
If the utility study is not performed with care a variety of consequences can arise, including denial of the application, state-imposed penalties and audits. Going down the path alone or with the wrong partner company can lead to marginal service and unnecessary hardships.
Streamline the Exemption Process
With SmartSave on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that our certified specialists will conduct the energy study with laser-accuracy and per all State requirements, providing superior service at every stage of the savings process.