Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems (Illinois)

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Summary

Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois


Name Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems
Incentive Type Property Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs









Maximum Incentive None






Program Administrator Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity


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


Summary

Illinois offers a special assessment of solar energy systems for property-tax purposes. For property owners who register with a chief county assessment officer, solar energy equipment is valued at no more than a conventional energy system. Eligible equipment includes both active and passive solar-energy systems. The exemption is not valid for equipment that is equally usable in a conventional energy system or for components that serve non-solar energy generating (e.g., structural, aesthetic, insulating, etc.) purposes.

Application for Solar Assessment
Those who wish to have their solar energy property valued in this fashion must file the State of Illinois PTAX-330 property tax form with their local county assessor's office. Forms are available online and through each Illinois county assessor's office.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kara Moretto
Department Illinois Department of Revenue
Division Local Government Services Bureau
Address Willard Ice Building
Address 2 101 West Jefferson Street
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62702
Phone (800) 732-8866


Email kara.moretto@illinois.gov
Website http://www.revenue.state.il.us
Contact Name Public Information
Department Illinois Department of Revenue
Address Willard Ice Building
Address 2 101 West Jefferson Street
Place Springfield, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 62702
Phone (800) 732-8866
Phone 2 (217) 782-3336


Website http://www.revenue.state.il.us


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

Authority 1: § 35 ILCS 200/10-5 et seq.



















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

References

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