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Idaho

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Residential Alternative Energy Tax Deduction   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/30/2014
Program Overview:
State: Idaho
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:40% in the first year; 20% per year for next three years
Maximum Incentive:$5,000 per year; $20,000 total deduction
Authority 1:
Idaho Code ยง 63-3022C
Summary:

This statute allows taxpayers an income tax deduction of 40% of the cost of a solar, wind, geothermal, and certain biomass energy devices used for heating or electricity generation. Taxpayers can apply this 40% deduction in the year in which the system is installed and can also deduct 20% of the cost each year for three years thereafter. The maximum deduction in any one year is $5,000. The total maximum deduction is $20,000.

Eligible biomass energy devices include a pellet stove or EPA-certified wood stove if:

  • it is in the taxpayer's residence,
  • it replaces an old wood stove that does not meet EPA requirements,
  • the purchase and replacement occurs within the same year, and
  • the old wood stove is dropped off at a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)-approved site within 30 days.
    (Also applies to new natural gas or propane heating units that meet these criteria.)

To qualify for the deduction, the home in which the system is intalled must have existed, been under construction, or had a building permit on or before January 1, 2002, and must be located within Idaho. 

The deduction for full year residents is calculated on the Idaho Supplemental Schedule 39R, section B, with the result transferred to Idaho Form 40. For part year and non-residents of Idaho, the deduction is calculated on Idaho Form 39NR, section B, with the results transferred to Idaho Form 43. Forms, instructions, and publications for the current and previous years can be found here

 


 
Contact:
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Idaho Tax Commission
800 Park Blvd. #4
Boise, ID 83722
Phone: (208) 334-7660
Phone 2: (800) 972-7660
Fax: (208) 334-7846
E-Mail: taxrep@tax.idaho.gov
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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