Renewable Energy Sales Tax Refund (Rhode Island)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Renewable Energy Sales Tax Refund|
|Incentive Type||Sales Tax Incentive|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount||100% of sales tax|
|Date added to DSIRE||2000-01-01|
|Last DSIRE Review||2005-08-16|
The Rhode Island Division of Taxation offers a sales-tax refund (7%) for qualifying residential renewable-energy systems. Eligible technologies include photovoltaics, solar hot water, solar space heating and wind-energy systems.
To receive the refund, the purchaser must complete a form at the time of purchase and submit it to the Division of Taxation. The form, prescribed by the tax administrator, requires purchasers to list the relevant articles purchased, the names and addresses of the vendor and purchaser, and the address of the building where the qualifying renewable-energy system is installed. A systems certification by the Rhode Island State Energy Office is also required.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||RI General Laws § 44-57-7: Forms of application for system certification|
|Authority 2:||RI General Laws § 44-56-1: Renewable energy sales tax refund|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.