Green Jobs Tax Credit (Virginia)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Virginia

Name Green Jobs Tax Credit
Incentive Type Industry Recruitment/Support
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Pool Heating, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 500 per each job created

Start Date 2010-07-01
Expiration Date 2014-12-31

Maximum Incentive 175,000

Terms Must create a new job in the alternative energy/renewable energy fields. The Department of Commerce and Trade will promulgate rules regarding qualifying jobs.
Program Administrator Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Date added to DSIRE 2010-04-06
Last DSIRE Review 2014-11-06

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


In April 2010, Virginia enacted the green jobs tax credit. For every green job created with a yearly salary of $50,000 or more, the company will earn a $500 income tax credit for five years. The Office of Commerce and Trade will develop a full list of jobs eligible to qualify for the tax credit. Companies will be allowed tax credits for up to 350 green jobs created. If the taxpayer does not have enough tax liability to take the full credit, it may be carried forward for up to 5 years. The program is set to expire on December 31, 2014.

Applicants may also be eligible for the Enterprise Zone Grant Program if creating jobs within defined geographical areas.


Green Jobs
Defined as jobs in the manufacturing and operation of renewable or alternative energy products and technologies used to generate electricity and energy.

Alternative Energy Sources
Eligible alternative energy sources are defined as "hydrogen and fuel cell technology, landfill gas, geothermal heating systems, solar heating systems, hydropower systems, wind systems, and biomass and biofuel systems."

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information - Green Jobs Tax Credit
Department Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Address P.O. Box 1475

Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23218
Phone (804) 786-7831


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

Authority 1: S.B. 623 (duplicate bill H.B. 803)
Date Effective 2010-07-01
Date Enacted 2010-04-02

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


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