UUT Rebate

Utility Tax Rebate for Businesses

The Irvine City Council has approved a one-time rebate of the Utility User’s Tax that was collected from businesses in Fiscal Year 2021-22. Businesses may be eligible to receive a rebate either by check or by electronic funds transfer directly into their bank account.

The Utility User’s Tax is a 1.5% tax added to all business electricity, gas and phone bills. This tax is not added to residents’ bills. This rebate is only for the City tax paid, not the entire bill. Your utility bill may refer to this as a “City Tax”, “UUT” or something similar.  Click here to see examples of where you can find the UUT on your utility bill.

In order to qualify for the rebate, businesses will need to provide:

  • Basic information about the business.
  • Your Irvine Business License number (rebate will only apply to taxes paid by businesses that held a valid business license from the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022).
  • Copies of all qualifying utility bills.
  • Banking information for those opting to receive rebate electronically.

Click button for a list of FAQ’s; Additional questions can be emailed to UUTRebate@cityofirvine.org.


Click button to Start/Submit Rebate Request.

Start/Submit Rebate

If you are unable to submit the form online, click here to download the form.