Anne Arundel County - Solar and Geothermal Equipment Property Tax Credits (Maryland)

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Summary

Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Anne Arundel County - Solar and Geothermal Equipment Property Tax Credits
Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 50% of the cost of materials and installation less any federal and state grants and state solar energy tax credits







Start Date 01/01/2007 (solar); 01/01/2009 (geothermal)







Maximum Incentive 2,500










Program Administrator Anne Arundel County Office of Finance
Website http://www.aacounty.org/Finance/Forms.cfm
Date added to DSIRE 2008-04-04
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-10



References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

Anne Arundel County offers a one-time credit from county property taxes on residential dwellings that use solar and geothermal energy equipment for heating and cooling, and solar energy equipment for water heating and electricity generation. Photovoltaic (PV) systems and geothermal systems were initially not eligible for the tax credit, but PV systems were added by legislation enacted in January 2009 (County Bill 81-08) and geothermal heating and cooling systems were added in April 2010 (County Bill 17-10). Solar energy devices must be installed on or after January 1, 2007 in order to be eligible for the tax credit. Geothermal equipment must be installed on or after January 1, 2009 in order to be eligible for the tax credit. Expenditures for solar pool heating are not eligible for the tax credit.

The one-time tax credit is calculated as the lesser of the following:


  • 50% of the cost of materials and installation of the solar energy equipment, less the amount of federal and state grants and state solar energy tax credits; or
  • $2,500

It is important to note that the tax credit is credited from the taxes on the dwelling itself and not those levied on the land. Applications must be filed on or before June 1 of the year immediately preceding the year for which the credit is sought. In 2012 new legislation (Council Bill 84-12) removed the former June, 1 2012 application deadline for PV systems. Please contact the Anne Arundel County Office of Finance for tax credit applications and further information.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - Anne Arundel County
Department Office of Finance

Address 44 Calvert Street, Rm. 110

Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 222-1739
Phone 2 (410) 222-1144

Email custserv@aacounty.org
Website http://www.aacounty.org/Finance/index.cfm
     
     

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Anne Arundel County Code § 4-2-312
Date Effective 2007-01-01



Authority 2: Anne Arundel County Code § 4-2-309
Date Effective 2010-06-10



Authority 3: Council Bill 84-12

Date Enacted 2012-11-19

















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"