Act Now to Claim Your Sales Tax Exemption
Co-op members need to take action.
To help Nolin RECC members navigate recent changes to sales tax laws, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are launching a public awareness campaign. In the 2022 legislative session, Kentucky lawmakers enacted a change to sales tax laws.
Beginning January 1, 2023, only a person’s “domicile” (primary residence) will be exempt from sales tax on utility services, including electric bills.
Nolin RECC is one of 26 electric cooperatives in Kentucky who work together to advocate for electric consumers. These efforts have helped protect the longstanding sales tax exemption for residential energy bills.
Though this sales tax exemption remains in place for electric use at a primary residence, Kentucky will begin imposing a sales tax on other properties as of January 1, 2023.
To make sure the sales tax is not mistakenly applied to the electric bill of your primary residence, Nolin RECC members need to take action. Members who have a residential meter or meters in their name need to declare which meter or meters is/are associated with their primary residence.
Complete the Kentucky Department of Revenue form HERE. This allows utility customers to declare whether the address listed on their electric bill is their primary residence. A second form from the cabinet is available for landlords with multiple tenants at a single-metered property.
For more information the Kentucky Department of Revenue site https://taxanswers.ky.gov/Sales-and-Excise-Taxes/Pages/Residential-Exemption-Changes.aspx
Submitting the exemption form available at the link above is the quickest and easiest way to note the primary domicile on your Nolin account. If you have issues with the form or need further assistance, you can call our office 270-765-6153.