Medical center loses sales tax refund bid

TRENTON – A Camden medical center has lost a bid to recoup sales tax monies in connection with electricity distribution services.

The Tax Court ruled that Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center cannot collect a refund of $72,000 on more than $123,000 paid in sales tax.

Like another tax court decision today regarding an Atlantic City casino, this case concerns customers who shop for electricity under the state’s energy competition act.

Lourdes purchased electricity from Reliant Energy Solutions East, but also received bills from PSE&G for use of its distribution system.

As in the casino case, Lourdes was arguing that electricity distribution is not a “utility service’’ under the statute.

Earlier story:

Casino loses sales tax refund decision

 

Medical center loses sales tax refund bid