Michigan sales tax exemption overview

You may be eligible for an exemption from sales tax on your energy bills. This exemption would apply if you are:

  • A 501-C-3 organization (such as a religious, charitable, scientific or education organization).
  • Involved in agricultural production.
  • A manufacturer purchasing and consuming fuel and/or electricity in industrial processing.


To apply for exempt status, the state of Michigan requires that you complete a Certificate of Exemption. Please note, the effective date of the sales tax exemption is the date the form is signed.

You also may be eligible for a credit of sales tax charged and paid on energy bills prior to the date of the Certificate of Exemption request. To apply for a credit on past bills, the state of Michigan requires that you complete a Certificate of Previous Purchases.

We Energies cannot determine your taxable status. We ask that you consult with your tax advisor if you have any questions about the exemptions.

A separate form for each We Energies account that qualifies for the exemption should be filled out. The appropriate form(s) should then be sent to:

We Energies
Billing Department, P288
231 W. Michigan St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203