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Residential Alternative Energy System Tax Credit

Last Review: 2013-07-16
Incentive Type: Personal Tax Credit
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Small Hydroelectric, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Incentive Amount: 100%
Eligible System Size: Hydroelectric systems not to have generation capacity greater than 1 MW
Equipment Requirements: Systems must be new and in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards
Expiration Date: none
Website: http://revenue.mt.gov/forindividuals/ind_tax_incentives/default.mcpx#enrgb


Residential taxpayers who install an energy system using a recognized non-fossil form of energy on their home after December 31, 2001 are eligible for a tax credit equal to the amount of the cost of the system and installation of the system, not to exceed $500. This cap is for individual taxpayers, so married taxpayers filing jointly can get a tax credit of up to $1,000 per household. The tax credit may be carried over for the following four taxable years.

Recognized non-fossil forms of energy generation means:

1. A system that captures energy or converts energy sources into usable sources, including electricity, by using:

  • solar energy, including passive solar systems;
  • wind;
  • solid waste;
  • the decomposition of organic wastes;
  • geothermal;
  • fuel cells that do not require hydrocarbon fuel; or
  • an alternative energy system;

2. A system that produces electric power from biomass or solid wood wastes; or

3. A small system that uses water power by means of an impoundment that is not over 20 acres in surface area.

Kathi Montgomery
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1100 North Last Chance Gulch
PO Box 200902
Helena, MT 59620
Phone:(406) 841-5243 Ext.
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Email: kmontgomery@mt.gov
Web site: http://deq.mt.gov/energy/default.mcpx


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