Renewable Energy Sales Tax Exemption
Utah exempts the purchase or lease of equipment used to generate electricity from renewable resources from the state sales tax. Eligible purchases or leases must be made for or by a renewable energy production facility on or after July 1, 2004, and before June 30, 2019. Eligible renewable resources include wind, solar, biomass, landfill gas, anaerobic digestion, hydroelectricity and geothermal energy. Facilities must use renewable energy to produce electricity and must have a minimum capacity of 20 kW. An existing facility that is expanded by one or more megawatt (MW) as a result of the machinery or equipment may also be eligible for the exemption. Equipment eligible for the exemption generally includes wind turbines, generating equipment, control and monitoring systems, power lines, substation equipment, lighting, fencing, pipes, and other equipment for locating power lines and poles. For more details, contact: Information Specialist, Utah State Tax Commission, 210 North 1950 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84134; 801-297-2200 or 800-662-4335; http://geology.utah.gov/sep/incentives/rincentives.htm#resalesuse
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