Utility User's Tax Information

  CITY OF CARSON
UTILITY USER'S TAX EXEMPTION INFORMATION
  
 

On March 3, 2009, Carson voters approved Measure C imposing a 2% Utility User's Tax (UUT) on natural gas and electric usage for seven years (July 1, 2009 to July 1, 2016), unless extended by the voters. The 2% tax is collected from residents and businesses by utility service providers (i.e., Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas) and is remitted to the City of Carson to help fund needed programs.  On June 7, 2016, the voters of the City of Carson approved by a simple majority an extension of the expiration date of the Utility Users Tax by seven (7) years from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2023. 

  Instructions: To apply for the 2% exemption off your electric and natural gas bills, applicants must provide qualifying documentation in one of the following categories: (1) Senior Citizen or (2) Low Income Household.
 
1. If you are a Senior Citizen (62 years of age or older), submit an Application for UUT Exemption (SpanishTagalog) and:
  (a) Proof of Age (Attach copy of California Driver’s License, State ID Card, or other acceptable proof of age), and
  (b) Copy of most recent electric and/or natural gas bill(s) showing applicant’s name, current service address and account number(s).
2. If you are a Low Income Household, submit an Application for UUT Exemption and Addendum (SpanishTagalog), and:
 

 

(a)

 

Proof of Income for applicant and all household members, as listed on UUT Exemption Addendum. Provide documents verifying that total annual household income falls below income limits based on household size, as shown in Table 1 below, and

  (b)

A copy of your most recent electric and/or natural gas bill(s) showing applicant’s name, current service address and account number(s).

 

   
TABLE 1
Persons In Household Total Gross Annual Income
1 $48,650
2 $55,600
3 $62,550
4 $69,450
5 $75,050
6 $80,600
7 $86,150
8 $91,700
3. If you are a senior or low income tenant/resident in a mobilehome park or multi-family development and utilities are paid to a property manager, you must apply for a refund through the property manager. A Request for Refund Form must be submitted to the City by the property manager with proper documentation of utility payments and copies of the most recent electric and/or natural gas bill(s) showing applicant’s name, current service address or space number, and account number(s).
4. Instructions for Utility Providers

Please refer to the links below for the appropriate forms and further information: Claims for refund must be submitted in writing by completing and returning the Request for Refund form.  Any business or resident that self-procures its utility service(s) must complete the Declaration of Self Procured Utilities form by clicking the link above. You may be responsible for self-reporting and self-remitting the UUT based on usage if a third party does not do so on your behalf.

Please direct any further questions regarding the City's UUT Program to the Revenue Division at (310) 952-1748.

 

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