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        What Our Consultants Do

        Our consultants provides unmatched utility sales tax consultations. Our consultants 
        minimize tax obligations and maximize restitution, through "Predominant Use Studies". 

        A "Predominant Use Study" is based on the Texas Comptroller's Office tax codes: 
TAC Title 34, Part 1, Chapter 3, Subchapter O, Rule 3.295

        This requires such a filing to qualify a facility for state and local sales tax exemption on electricity 
        and natural gas billings.

        Our certified consultants engineering study will determine the electricity and gas consumed vs. total usage in the 
        facility. Each electric and/or gas meter at the facility must be studied independently to determine its eligibility for 
        tax exemption. If it can be shown that more than 50% of electricity and/or gas passing through a particular utility 
        meter is used directly for tax exempt purposes, then the entire usage through that meter is tax exempt. Texas 
        sales and use tax rates up to 8.25% of electricity and/or natural gas billings can be reduced significantly by 
        eliminating this tax at eligible facilities

        Five Step Process

        1. Free Consultation. Exemption qualification, refund amount, and project cost are estimated.
        2. Facility Inspection. State certified engineer visits facility to collect equipment and building data.
        3. Predominant Use Study. State certified engineering study is concluded.
        4. State Filing. All necessary documentation is submitted to state agencies and utility company(s).
        5. Exemption & Refund. Progress is tracked until all sales tax adjustments are issued.

        Benefits To Your Company

        Expenses - No out of pocket costs.
        Cost Savings - If your facility qualifies, you will no longer be required to pay sales tax on 
        electricity and/or gas. In addition, your business may qualify for a sales tax refund for up to four years.
        Documentation - Our consultants will provide the required documentation to support your claims in the 
        event your business is audited by the State.

Frequently Asked Questions

        What types of facilities and operations in the states of Texas qualify for energy sales tax exemption?
        -Manufacturing Operations of all types, including fabrication, assembly and/or processing, and all sizes 
        of operations from small shops to large industrial facilities. 

        For example:
print shops, wood, clay plastic products, pharmaceutical, medical device, electronics semi
        conductor plants, machine shops, chemical plants refineries, steel and textile operations, audio video 
        recording production, and a vast array of other manufacturers;

        -Food Beverage Processors and Bakeries (sub categories of manufacturing);
        -Nursing Homes, Alzheimer Units, Assisted Living and Retirement Facilities (residential exemption);
        -RV and Mobile Home Parks where the average tenant stay exceeds 30 days (residential exemption);

        -Apartment Complexes Buildings and Condominiums (residential exemption);

        -Agricultural and Horticultural operations (including irrigation, feedlots, animal food processing, fruit and 
         vegetable growing processing, and plant nurseries);

        -Golf Courses (for electricity used in pumping irrigation water and charging golf carts);
        -Repairs to railroad "rolling stock", jet aircraft engines, and national defense related "platforms"; and

        -Oil, Gas, and Mining operations.

        What is the cost?

        Fees are calculated on a percentage of the tax recovered from the State. This type of 
        arrangement is appropriate since fees will be based solely on restitution with no out of pocket expense.

        What do we need to get started?

        Getting started is simple:

        A signed engagement agreement;
        Your utility company may require a limited power of attorney; and
        A copy of your utility bill(s).

        How does it work?

        A Predominant Use Study of electricity and/or gas consumption is required in Texas in order to claim exemption 
        relative to that electricity consumed within the manufacturing process. A certified, bonded Professional Engineer 
        (P.E.) will examine the consumption of electricity at your manufacturing locations. A Predominant Use Study will 
        be completed based on utility consumption relative to manufacturing processes at each respective meter within 
        your facilities. Our consultants will secure your exemption status as well, file with the State of Texas and each 
        utility company. In addition to, they will aggressively pursue any refunds available from the State of Texas and 
        utility companies.

        Contact us for your free phone consultation today!
        Call us 888-594-8261 or
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