Sales of utilities and fuel qualify for exemption from Maryland's sales and use tax under the same terms as other consumables. However, the use of these items in operating administrative, commercial and storage facilities and in providing plant heating and air conditioning is not exempt.
When utilities are sold through a single meter for both taxable and exempt uses, taxability is controlled by majority usage. The taxability of oil and coal is also controlled by majority usage where it is impractical to segregate qualifying and non qualifying usage.
To claim the exemption for utilities and fuel, complete Form ST 206, and forward it to the vendor.