Sales and Use Tax Exclusion (STE) Program
Designed to provide California manufacturers with a tax exclusion on purchased products, components or systems.
If you have any questions about the STE program, please contact Xee Moua at (916) 653-3303.
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 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.
*The Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program has received Applications requesting over $100 million in STE for the 2020 calendar year. CAEATFA is no longer accepting STE Applications at this time. Eligible manufacturers and recyclers interested in receiving an STE award may submit the Demand Survey available below so that CAEATFA may assess demand and help inform future Program decisions.*