Earlier this year, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill (HB) 386 into law. Under this new law, energy used for agricultural purposes and in manufacturing are eligible for an exemption from sales and use tax. The deadline to have the appropriate forms complete is December 31, 2012. The law becomes effective January 1, 2013.

Please note that this new law replaces and updates all prior sales tax exemptions. For your account(s) to be tax exempt from January 1, 2013 forward, you will need to provide Oconee EMC with a copy of your new exemption certificate. You will need to do this on a yearly basis.

Oconee EMC does not provide tax or legal advice on these matters. If you fail to notify us that the account(s) is to be tax exempt, and tax is charged and collected on those accounts, you will need to request a refund from the State of Georgia. Oconee EMC is no able to refund collected sales tax.

HB 386 guidelines and forms for both agricultural and manufacturing tax exemptions are available at www.oconeeemc.com. You may also visit, www.georgia.gov(link is external) or www.agr.georgia.gov(link is external) for more information.

As always, it is our goal to provide our members with the most reliable service possible. We are dedicated to serving you, our members.

If you have any questions regarding the, please contact a
customer service representative at 478.676.3191.