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Salem County Energy Sales Tax Exemption

    Program Details:
    The program provides an energy sales tax exemption for the retail sales of electricity and natural gas and their transport to manufacturing businesses in Salem County. The energy and utility services must be consumed exclusively at the facility.

    • The business must be located in Salem County.
    • The business must be a manufacturer.
    • The business must employ at least 50 people, at least 50% of whom are directly involved in the manufacturing process.
    • The business must not be in default with any other state program.
    • Annual renewal applications are required 45 days prior to the expiration of the energy sales tax exemption.


    Division of Taxation Tax Clearance Certificate required.  Certificates may be requested through the State of New Jersey’s Premier Business Services (PBS) portal online.

    • Under the Tax & Revenue Center, select Tax Services, then select Business Incentive Tax Clearance.
    • If the applicant’s account is in compliance with its tax obligations and no liabilities exist, the Business Incentive Tax Clearance can be printed directly through PBS.

    Please note:  It is the applicant/client’s responsibility to maintain a current and clear tax clearance certificate.  If a current and clear certificate is not evidenced to NJEDA at time of closing, NJEDA will not proceed with closing.

    *All fees are non-refundable.