Solar Tax Incentives Renewed for 2021!
Which solar tax incentives are available for homeowners?
Along with the renewed federal tax credit, there are some other local tax benefits Arizona homeowners can utilize. State and federal benefits can be used at the same time, so you’ll optimize your total savings for your installation costs.
- Federal Solar Tax Credit – The federal solar tax credit, or Investment Tax Credit (ITC), allows homeowners to deduct 26% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal taxes. On average, homeowners save about $9,000 through the solar ITC when installing whole home solar systems. To qualify, construction must begin on your solar installation in 2020, 2021, or 2022. Projects beginning construction in 2023 are eligible for a 22% ITC. The rate will drop to 10% thereafter. Additionally, homeowners must purchase their solar systems outright in cash or through a solar loan. They must also have enough income for the tax credit to be meaningful as a deduction.
- Residential Arizona Solar Tax Credit – As an Arizona homeowner, you may save even more by deducting 25% of the cost of your solar panels—up to $1,000—from your personal income taxes the same year you install your system. These savings are stackable with the federal ITC.
- Solar Equipment Sales Tax Exemption – Thanks to the Solar Equipment Sales Tax exemption, homeowners do not face the burden of sales tax on any part of your solar equipment purchase. In addition, installing solar panels will not increase the property tax on your home, even though your home will increase in value.
How can you take advantage of solar tax incentives?
Both the federal and state solar tax incentives function as deductions for the year you installed (or began construction) on your residential solar panels. However, our solar installers are happy to help you understand how to apply these credits and calculate your total project costs with these deductions in mind.
Why choose Intelligent Design?
Intelligent Design is your choice for solar panels and solar AC in Tucson. We guarantee our work on every project, whether it involves solar panels, residential plumbing, or air conditioning. In addition, we are a trusted name in Southern Arizona as a longstanding solar contractor and HVAC company. We’re ready to answer all your questions about solar energy, including how much you can save with tax credits! Contact us today at (520) 333-2665.