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URBAN ENTERPRISE ZONE (UEZ) MANUFACTURERS ENERGY SALES TAX EXEMPTION


Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ)-certified manufacturers that employ at least 250 full-time workers, at least 50% of whom are involved in the manufacturing process, may be eligible for an exemption from the sales and use tax for electricity and natural gas utilities, both the commodity and its transmission, consumed at the UEZ-certified location


PROGRAM DETAILS

PROGRAM DETAILS

Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ)-certified manufacturers that employ at least 250 full-time workers, at least 50% of whom are involved in the manufacturing process, may be eligible for an exemption from the sales and use tax for electricity and natural gas utilities, both the commodity and its transmission, consumed at the UEZ-certified location. The sales and use tax exemption applies to only electricity and natural gas consumed at the UEZ-certified manufacturing locations and cannot be applied to oil or other energy supplies.

ELIGIBILITY

ELIGIBILTY

  • The business must be a manufacturer and must continue to employ at least 250 full-time workers, at least 50% of whom are involved in the manufacturing process.
  • The business will file an annual application with the NJEDA and must receive tax clearance and pass a site visit.
  • The business must maintain its UEZ certification throughout the exemption period
MORE INFO

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

PROGRAM GUIDE

QUESTIONS

For more information or to ask a specific question please send an email to customercare@njeda.com and a team member will reach out to you.

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