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Wisconsin

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Solar and Wind Energy Equipment Exemption   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/27/2012
Program Overview:
State: Wisconsin
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount:Varies
Maximum Incentive:None
Authority 1:
Wis. Stat. ยง 70.111(18)
Authority 2:
Wis. Adm. Code Tax 12.50
Summary:

In Wisconsin, any value added by a solar-energy system or a wind-energy system is exempt from general property taxes. A solar-energy system is defined as "equipment which directly converts and then transfers or stores solar energy into usable forms of thermal or electrical energy, but does not include equipment or components that would be present as part of a conventional energy system or a system that operates without mechanical means." A wind-energy system is defined as "equipment which converts and then transfers or stores energy from the wind into usable forms of energy, but does not include equipment or components that would be present as part of a conventional energy system." Passive solar design elements do not qualify under these rules. The exemption applies regardless of whether the equipment is deemed real property or personal property. In order to qualify for the exemption, property owners must file a request for the exemption with their local assessor by March 1st following the January 1st assessment date for which the exemption is claimed.


 
Contact:
  Information Officer
Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Bureau of Assessment Practices
PO Box 8971, MS 6-97
Madison, WI 53708-8971
Phone: (608) 266-7750
Fax: (608) 267-0835
E-Mail: bapdor@revenue.wi.gov
Web Site: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/index.html
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