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Illinois

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/22/2013
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Maximum Incentive:None
Authority 1:
ยง 35 ILCS 200/10-5 et seq.
Summary:

Illinois offers a special assessment of solar energy systems for property-tax purposes. For property owners who register with a chief county assessment officer, solar energy equipment is valued at no more than a conventional energy system. Eligible equipment includes both active and passive solar-energy systems. The exemption is not valid for equipment that is equally usable in a conventional energy system or for components that serve non-solar energy generating (e.g., structural, aesthetic, insulating, etc.) purposes.

Application for Solar Assessment
Those who wish to have their solar energy property valued in this fashion must file the State of Illinois PTAX-330 property tax form with their local county assessor's office. Forms are available online and through each Illinois county assessor's office.


 
Contact:
  Kara Moretto
Illinois Department of Revenue
Local Government Services Bureau
Willard Ice Building
101 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (800) 732-8866
E-Mail: kara.moretto@illinois.gov
Web Site: http://www.revenue.state.il.us
 
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Illinois Department of Revenue
Willard Ice Building
101 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: (800) 732-8866
Phone 2: (217) 782-3336
Web Site: http://www.revenue.state.il.us
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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.

While the DSIRE staff strives to provide the best information possible, the DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. make no representations or warranties, either express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability or suitability of the information. The DSIRE staff, the N.C. Solar Center, N.C. State University and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. disclaim all liability of any kind arising out of your use or misuse of the information contained or referenced on DSIRE Web pages.

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