Small Business Energy Exemption
Sales of gas, steam, electricity and heating fuel are generally taxable when sold to businesses. In some cases, energy sales may be exempt from taxes for qualifying small businesses. A qualifying small business must have had gross income sales of less than $1,000,000 in the prior year and anticipate less the $1,000,000.00 in the current year. The business must also have five or fewer full-time employees and the energy product must be used only by the qualifying business.
THE EXEMPTION PROCESS WILL NOW BE AUTOMATED AND EFFECTIVE FOR TWO YEARS
Instead of filling out Form ST-13 for each utility company, the business will complete the information for the exemption online through the Department of Revenue’s MassTax Connect application to receive a Small Business Energy Exemption Certificate. The Certificate will be effective for two years, rather than one year as it had been.
Small Business Energy Exemption Fact Sheet