50% Property Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Systems
This statute exempts from local property taxes renewable energy systems on commercial property. For commercial systems, the exemption applies to 50% of the installed cost of commercial systems, and cannot be transferred when the property is sold under any circumstances. The exemption may be claimed for three years after installation. After three years, the property owner can claim a portion of the exemption for three subsequent years according to the following schedule: year 1 – 75% of the exemption; year 2 – 50% of the exemption; and year 3 – 25% of the exemption. The property tax exemption is adjusted to include any federal renewable energy income tax credit which may be available at the time the owner applies for the exemption. This exemption is not allowed for systems which produce energy for resale. Contact: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, 500 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501; 605-773-3201, Fax: (605) 773-3809; http://puc.sd.gov/
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