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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Local Option - Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/17/2013
Program Overview:
State: Colorado
Incentive Type: Sales Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Other Renewables (not specified)
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, General Public/Consumer, Agricultural
Amount:Varies (local option)
Maximum Incentive:Varies (local option)
Start Date:8/3/2007
Expiration Date:7/1/2017
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
CRS § 31-20-101.3
4/16/2007 (subsequently amended)
8/3/2007
Authority 2:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
CRS § 30-11-107.3
4/16/2007
8/3/2007
Summary:
Colorado enacted legislation in April 2007 (SB 145) to authorize counties and municipalities to offer property or sales tax rebates or credits to residential and commercial property owners who install renewable energy systems on their property. HB 1126 of May 2009 added solar thermal (non-electric) systems to the list of renewable energy equipment eligible for the sales and use tax exemption.

Eligible renewable energy property is defined as "any fixture, product, system, device or interacting group of devices that produce electricity from renewable resources, including, but not limited to, photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, small wind systems, biomass systems, or geothermal systems."

The incentive would be administered at the local level by individual cities and counties. Individuals should contact the city and county where their property is located to find out if a tax rebate or credit will be established in their community.

Web sites for many Colorado cities are available on the Colorado Municipal League web site, www.cml.org.

Web sites for Colorado counties are available on the Colorado Counties, Inc. web site, www.ccionline.org.
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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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