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Energy Efficiency Programs
Sales Tax Exemptions
Your organization may be eligible for any of the following exemptions to the state sales tax. Please consult an accounting professional to determine whether your organization qualifies.
Small Business Energy Exemption
ATTENTION: 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 MassTaxConnect 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.
CURRENT EXEMPTIONS ARE EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 31, 2019
All current exemptions have been automatically extended beyond December 31, 2018 to March 31, 2019. No action is necessary by the small business to extend the exemption. The new process will be available on MassTaxConnect (www.mass.gov/masstaxconnect) beginning January 1, 2019.
A manufacturer may be eligible for an exemption from the state sales tax if the electricity purchased from Belmont Light will be consumed and used directly and exclusively in the actual manufacturing of tangible personal property to be sold or in the heating of the industrial plant provided at least 75% of the metered electricity is used for the combination of such manufacturing or heating of the manufacturing area.
In order to obtain this exemption, the manufacturer must complete Form ST-12 (click here for form) and submit it to Belmont Light. The manufacturer should update and resubmit this form to Belmont Light as needed or at least every 5 years.
Sales Tax Exempt Purchaser
Any exempt 501(c)(3) organization that has obtained a Certificate of Exemption (Form ST-2) from the Commissioner of Revenue (Massachusetts Department of Revenue)may submit to Belmont Light a Sales Tax Exempt Purchaser Certificate, Form ST-5 (click here for form), signed by the organization with a copy of its ST-2 attached.
Belmont Light may ask for an updated ST-5 from the organization as is necessary.