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New Mexico

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credit (Corporate)   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/26/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Corporate Tax Credit
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural
Maximum Incentive:$9,000 per system
Annual aggregate cap of $2 million in total corporate and personal tax credits
Equipment Requirements:Systems must have a minimum coefficient of performance of 3.4, or an efficiency ratio of 16
Must meet other standards described in NMAC 3.4.19
Installation Requirements:Systems must be installed by an accredited installer certified by the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association.
Must meet other standards described in NMAC 3.4.19
Carryover Provisions:Unused credit may be carried forward for 10 years
Program Budget:$2 million per year (includes corporate and personal tax credits combined)
Start Date:1/1/2010
Expiration Date:12/31/2020
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N.M. Stat. ยง 7-2A-24
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NMAC 3.4.19

HB 375, signed in April 2009, created a tax credit in New Mexico for geothermal heat pumps purchased and installed between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2020 on property owned by the tax payer. The credit is worth 30% of the system's cost up to $9,000 and can be applied to individual or corporate income taxes. Any unused credit may be carried forward for up to 10 years.

To qualify for the credit, system owners must file an application with the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). EMNRD will review and approve applications in the order they are received until the annual aggregate cap of $2 million in tax credits has been reached. Additional technical specifications and requirements relating to safety, building code and standards compliance, minimum system sizes, system applications and lists of eligible components can be found in the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC 3.4.19) linked above.

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  Harold Trujillo
New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Energy Conservation and Management Division
1220 South St. Francis Drive
Wendell Chino Building, First Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-3372
  Information Specialist
New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department
1100 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: (505) 827-0700
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