PREDOMINANT

USE STUDIES

UTILITY TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM

Our program offers a reimbursement of all taxes paid for the last four years! We provide the necessary services to file, manage, and ensure that your tax exemption status is always up to date!

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Are you really being taxed for your utilities???

To prepare for your study, we will need the following:

  1.  A signed engagement agreement.    

  2.  A utility company required limited power of attorney.   

  3.  Copies of the last 12-48 paid utility bills for each meter.

Fintesa has partnered with Patriot Utility Solutions to help you manage your utilities better! Sales taxes on natural gas or electricity used during a monthly billing period is either totally exempt or taxable, and it is completely based upon the predominant use of the natural gas or electricity measured by that meter. A predominant usage study, or a Utility Study, is performed to establish what percentage is being used for exempt purposes as defined by the Texas Comptroller.

Furthermore, Texas law allows industries eligible for this exemption, including manufacturers, fabrication, and processors, to apply for a refund of all sales tax paid over the preceding 48 months or since the meter was connected, whichever is less. The study must be completed and on file at the location of the entity claiming the exemption at the time an exemption certificate is submitted to the utility company.

Our team of certified engineers and experienced energy managers will analyze annual consumption, compile data, compute percentages, prepare documentation, and certify results. There is no disruption of your daily operations during this process. We complete and submit all necessary documentation to support our studies and, as needed, defend them against the Texas Comptroller’s office.  If you are paying sales tax on utilities and your competitors are not, they have a competitive advantage!

  

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  • Assembly Plants

  • Assisted Living  

  • Nursing Facilities

  • Audio/Visual Studios

  • Bakery & Food Processing

  • Beverage & Bottling 

  • Chemical Plants

  • Concrete/Asphalt

  • Dairy/Poultry Operations

  • Data Centers

  • Duplicating/Copying

  • Electrical Processes

  • Equipment Rental

  • Extraction

  • Fabrication

  • Food/Beverage

  • Golf Courses

  • Grain Processing

  • Hi-Tech Clean Room Facilities

  • Linen/Uniform Operations

  • Manufacturing

  • Meat Processing

  • Mining Operations

  • Multi-family Residential Facilities

  • Nurseries

  • Off-Wing Engine Repair

  • Oil & Gas Exploration/Refining

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Printing/Publishing Companies

  • Processing

  • Rental Manufacturing

  • Research Labs

  • RV & Mobile Home Lots

  • Transportation

 

WHAT INDUSTRIES QUALIFY FOR EXEMPTION?
 

What is a Utility Study?

A Predominant Use Study is based on the Texas State Comptroller’s Office tax codes (TAC Title 34, Part 1, Chapter 3, Subchapter O, Rule 3.295). The law requires a Predominant Usage Study be filed to qualify a facility for state and local sales tax exemption on electricity and natural gas consumption.

THE PROCESS

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Site
Survey

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Engineer Certification

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Submit Documentation

THE
RESULTS

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Energy Audit

Facility Optimization

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Financial Assessment

Tax Exemption

Inventory Analysis

Energy Management

THE
BENEFICIARIES

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