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Wind Energy Sales Tax Exemption

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
Schools
State Government
Federal Government
Installers/Contractors
Agricultural
Institutional
Appliance Manufacturers
Savings Category 
Wind (All)
Wind (Small)
Maximum Rebate 

None specified

Program Info
Sector Name 
State
State 
Minnesota
Program Type 
Sales Tax Incentive
Rebate Amount 

100% of sales tax

Summary 
Wind-energy conversion systems used as electric-power sources are exempt from Minnesota's sales tax. Materials used to manufacture, install, construct, repair or replace wind-energy systems also are exempt from the state sales tax. A "wind energy conversion system" (WECS) is defined as any device, such as a wind charger, wind mill or wind turbine, that converts wind energy to a form of usable energy.

In order to claim the exemption, buyers must complete an exemption certificate (MN Dept. of Revenue Form ST3 - Certificate of Exemption) and supply it to the equipment seller.