Puerto Rico - Solar Tax Credit (Corporate) (Puerto Rico)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Puerto Rico

Name Puerto Rico - Solar Tax Credit (Corporate)
Incentive Type Corporate Tax Credit
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 75% during FY 2008-09; 50% during FY 2009-10 and FY 2010-11; 25% starting FY 2011-12

Carryover Provisions Excess credit may be carried over 10 years


Eligible System Size Not specified

Equipment Requirements System must be certified by AAE that it complies with AAE norms and specifications; must carry a 5-year factory (or distributor) warranty.
Start Date 2008
Expiration Date 2010



Installation Requirements System must be installed by AAE certified installer.


Maximum Incentive 15,000,000 in income tax credits available to all Puerto Rican corporate tax payers per year










Program Administrator Energy Affairs Administration

Date added to DSIRE 2008-11-26
Last DSIRE Review 2010-08-08



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The tax credits for FY2011 will not be available; the Puerto Rican Department of Revenue has suspended this tax credit.

Puerto Rico enacted legislation in August 2008 in an effort to reduce its 68% reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation. Act 248 provides a corporate tax payer with a credit for acquiring and installing "solar electric equipment." The credit is allowed against the taxpayer's income tax. During fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008-09, the credit amount is 75% of the cost of the equipment and installation. During fiscal years 2009-10 and 2010-11, the credit is 50% of the cost of the equipment and installation. During fiscal year 2011-12 and beyond, the tax credit is limited to 25% of the cost of equipment and installation.

In order to apply for the credit from the Secretario de Hacienda (Department of Revenue), the taxpayer must provide the following documentation:

  • Certification that the solar equipment conforms to the Energy Affairs Administration (EAA) norms and specifications, issued by the EAA.
  • Certification that the equipment has been installed by an EAA certified and registered installer.
  • A five-year factory or distributor warranty for the solar equipment.
  • Declaration that the taxpayer has no outstanding debts with the Secretario de Hacienda or Centro de Recaudaciones de Ingresos Municipales (Department of Municipal Revenue Collection).
  • A completed application form

If approved, the credit shall be taken during the year of the installation. However if the amount of credit exceeds the taxpayer's liability, the excess credit may be carried forward for up to ten years. In addition, full or partial credit may be transferred, sold or given to any other person. Additional procedures must be followed with the Secretario de Hacienda in order to carry out the credit transfers.

The Secretario de Hacienda is authorized to issue up to $15,000,000 of solar income tax credits to corporate tax payers per year, and has the authority to increase the total amount for any given year if it determines that increase to be in the best interest of Puerto Rico.

Individuals and/or companies that have received this tax credit must complete and file form 480.71 by August 31, 2009 to the Puerto Rican Secretario de Hacienda to retain the unused portions of the previously granted credits for tax years 2009 and beyond. See the form for complete instructions. This is required as a result of Act #7 the Special Law Declaring Financial Emergency and Creation of Integral Stabilization Plan to Save Puerto Rico's Credit, that passed in March 2009.


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

Authority 1: C3268 (2008) Act No. 248 (in Spanish)
Date Effective 2008-08-10
Date Enacted 2008-08-10


Authority 2: C1326 (2009) Act No. 7 (in Spanish)

Date Enacted 2009-03-09


Authority 3: Hacienda AD 09-05 (in Spanish)
Date Effective 2009-07-13
Date Enacted 2009-07-13
















Incentive Contact

Contact Name Departamento de Hacienda


Address PO Box 9024140

Place San Juan, Puerto Rico
Zip/Postal Code 00902
Phone (787) 721-2020


Email forms@hacienda.gobierno.pr
Website http://www.hacienda.gobierno.pr/index.htm
Contact Name General Info EAA
Department Energy Affairs Administration

Address P.O. Box 41314

Place San Juan, Puerto Rico
Zip/Postal Code 00940
Phone (787) 999-2200 Ext:2886


Email certification@aae.gobierno.pr
Website http://www.aae.gobierno.pr
     

  • 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 (DSIRE)"

Tax Credits Concentrating Solar Power Incentives

CSP Commercial Tax Credit % Eligible Costs 50%









Tax Credits Solar Photovoltaic Incentives

PV Commercial Tax Credit % Eligible Costs 50%













Tax Credits Wind Incentives

Wind Commercial Tax Credit % Eligible Costs 50%





Wind Tax Credit Min KW 1000





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

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"