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Income Tax Deduction for Energy-Efficient Products

Last Review: 2012-07-26
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers/Dryers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Fuel Cells
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Incentive Amount: 20% of the sales tax paid by an individual
Equipment Requirements: Must meet federal Energy Star efficiency requirements
Expiration Date: 7/1/2017
Website: http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/taxcredit.shtml

Summary:

This incentive is available for dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, programmable thermostats or refrigerators that meet or exceed federal Energy Star standards. Purchases of fuel cells that generate electricity using an electrochemical process, have an electricity-only generation efficiency greater than 35%, and have a generating capacity of at least two kilowatts(kW) are also eligible for the deduction.

For taxable years beginning in 2007, individuals may claim a deduction of 20%, up to $500, on their state income tax return for sales tax paid to purchase certain energy-efficient products listed on this web site.

Note: Certain EPA "Watersense" products may also qualify.


Contact:
Taxpayer Assistance - Virginia
Virginia Department of Taxation
PO Box 1880

Richmond, VA 23218-1880
Phone:(804) 367-8031 Ext.
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Email: tax-busqtns@state.va.us
Web site: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/

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