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Dutchess County, New York, Residential Energy Taxes: Now You Have 'Em, Now You Don't


 Wood used to heat homes will be exempt from Dutchess County, New York sales tax in June 2014.

In February 2014, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that Dutchess County would impose a 3.75% local sales and use tax on sales of residential energy sources and services, effective March 1, 2014.

Now, the department has announced that Dutchess County will exempt from tax sales of residential energy sources and services, effective June 1, 2014.

Residential energy sources and services are defined as:

  • Natural gas;
  • Propane sold in containers of 100 pounds or more;
  • Electricity;
  • Steam;
  • Gas, electric and steam services;
  • Coal;
  • Fuel oil; and
  • Wood (for heating purposes only).

Residential energy sources and services are exempt from New York State sales tax.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.