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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Energy Conservation Installation Credit   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/04/2013
Program Overview:
State: Montana
Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, LED Lighting
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:25% of cost of capital investment
Maximum Incentive:$500 per individual; up to $1,000 for a married couple filing jointly
Web Site:
Authority 1:
M.C.A. ยง15-32-109

Individual taxpayers may claim a credit against their tax liability for up to 25% of the costs of investment for energy conservation purposes in a building. For the installation of windows and doors in new homes, the credit is based on the incremental or extra cost for above code level windows and doors. The maximum credit is $500 per individual for investment in the physical attributes of a building or in a water, heating or cooling system. The $500 credit is available to each individual that can claim ownership of a building, so a married couple filing jointly can claim a tax credit of $1,000. The credit must be claimed in the year that the expenditure is made. For new construction, only the portion of the work that surpasses any applicable state or federal construction standards may be used.

Use Montana Department of Revenue Tax Form ENRG-C to take this credit.

  Public Information Officer
Montana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 5805
Helena, MT 59604-5805
Phone: (406) 444-6900
Web Site:
  Paul Tschida
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Energy & Environmental Assistance
1520 East Sixth Ave
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-6464
Fax: (406) 444-6836
Web Site:
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