Both DTE Electric and DTE Gas are authorized to operate under a direct pay permit for Michigan sales and use taxes.
Under this authorization, these two DTE Energy subsidiaries may claim exemption from Michigan sales and use taxes on allowable personal property and report those tax liabilities directly to the MI Department of Treasury.
Purchase Orders will include a statement of exemption referencing the Michigan Direct Pay Permit. The purchase order can serve as a valid exemption certificate for that purchase.
For your records, you may download the appropriate permit notification: