FEDERAL BIOMASS TAX CREDITS
2012/2013: Get a $300 Tax Credit for Choosing Energy Independence
On January 02, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8). The bill includes a “tax extender” for IRS Section 25C which provides a tax credit for, among other things, qualifying biomass burning stoves. This tax credit provides a 10% credit for the purchase of a qualifying biomass heating appliance in 2012 and 2013, capped at $300, and applies to purchase price only – it is not extended to installation costs.
For more information about how this tax credit applies to biomass appliances, please visit the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association’s Tax Credit Information Page.
To claim your tax credit:
After purchasing a qualifying solid-fuel heating appliance, simply download and print the 2012/2013 Official Manufacturer’s Certificate, which indicates that your new heating appliance qualifies for the tax credit. Consult your tax advisor to determine whether you qualify for any potential tax credits, and for proper filing of any credits for which you qualify. You need not submit your certificate when you file your income tax return, however the IRS requires you to keep the certificate with your personal tax records.