Montana's property tax exemption for recognized non-fossil forms of energy generation and low emission wood or biomass combustion devices may be claimed for 10 years after installation of the property. The exemption is allowed for up to $20,000 in value for single-family residential dwellings and up to $100,000 in value for multi-family residential dwellings or non-residential structures. This property is class 4 property and otherwise would be taxed on 2.54% of assessed value in tax year 2013 and 2.47% in tax years after 2013.
Recognized forms of energy generation include solar photovoltaics, passive solar, wind, solid waste, decomposition of organic wastes, geothermal, small hydropower plants, low-emission wood or biomass combustion systems, and fuel cells that do not require hydrocarbon fuel.
Use Montana Department of Revenue Form AB-14 to claim this exemption.
|Incentive Type:||Property Tax Incentive|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||
|Incentive Amount:||100% for 10 years.|
|Maximum Incentive:||Based on investment of $20,000 for single family, and on investment of $100,000 for multi-family, non-residential.|
|Technologies:||Solar - Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Municipal Solid Waste, Landfill Gas, Solar Pool Heating, Wind (Small), Hydroelectric (Small), Geothermal Direct-Use, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels|
|Sectors:||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Agricultural|
|Parameters:||The incentive is 100.00 %, The incentive has a minimum of 10.00 Years|
|Name:||MCA § 15-6-224|
|Name:||MCA § 15-32-102|
|Name:||Information Specialist - MT Dept. of Rev.|
|Organization:||Montana Department of Revenue|
P.O. Box 8018
Helena MT 59604-5805
This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.
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