The 82nd Texas Legislature passed a new law that requires a person claiming a sales tax exemption on products, including electricity, used in the production of agricultural and timber products to obtain an exemption registration number from the Texas Comptroller. Bluebonnet’s members who are agricultural and timber producers must provide their new exemption certificates with the registration number to the cooperative by Jan. 1, 2012. If we don’t have a new certificate and registration number on file by Jan. 1, 2012, we will be required to collect sales tax on the electricity our agriculture- and timber-producing members use.
The Texas Agricultural Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification form can be found on the Texas Comptroller’s website: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/01-924.pdf.
The Texas Timber Operations Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification form can be found on the Texas Comptroller’s website: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/taxforms/01-925.pdf.
Bluebonnet sent a letter in October to its members affected by this new law. Click here to see the letter.
If you have any questions regarding this new law, call the Texas Comptroller’s office at 800-252-5555, or call us at 800-842-7708, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can also visit any of our member service centers in Lockhart, Bastrop, Manor, Giddings or Brenham Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.