Utility User's Tax Information

  CITY OF CARSON
UTILITY USERS TAX EXEMPTION INFORMATION

  
 

On March 3, 2009, Carson voters approved Measure C imposing a 2% Utility Users Tax (UUT) on natural gas and electric usage for seven years (July 1, 2009, to July 1, 2016).   On June 7, 2016, the voters of the City of Carson approved an extension of the expiration date of the Utility Users Tax by seven (7) years from June 30, 2016, to June 30, 2023. 

The 2% tax is collected from Carson residents and businesses by utility service providers (e.g. Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas) and is remitted to the City of Carson.  This tax revenue is used to fund a variety of services, including sheriff and park safety patrols, senior and youth services, and parks and street maintenance programs. 

  Instructions: To apply for the 2% exemption off your electric and natural gas bills, applicants must provide qualifying documentation for 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 passport), and;
  (b) Copy of the 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 gross annual household income falls below income limits and household size.  Refer to Table 1 below, and;

  (b)

A copy of the 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 $50,500
2 $57,700
3 $64,900
4 $72,100
5 $77,900
6 $83,650
7 $89,450
8 $95,200
3. If you are a senior citizen 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.  Submitted documentation are copies 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.

Any questions regarding the City's UUT Program, please call the Revenue Division staff at (310) 952-1748.

 

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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