California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

Sales and Use Tax Exclusion (STE) Program

Designed to provide California manufacturers with a tax exclusion on purchased products, components or systems.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the STE program, please contact Stefani Wilde at (916) 653-2635

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The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) supports California's mission to provide financial incentives to cutting-edge companies by offering a sales and use tax (STE) exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation. These manufacturers create tens of thousands of high-paying, permanent jobs that bolster the state's economy. The STE Program is currently authorized through 2025.

Please see our Notice of Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program 2023 Calendar Year Application Periods for the next application deadline.

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