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Tax Credits for Appliances, Alternative Vehicles End December 31
10/19/2011
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct 19, 2011
11-69
 
CONTACTS:
Deby Davis, 503-378-8351
Sylvia McDaniel, 503-373-0082
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
 
 
Tax Credits for Appliances, Alternative Vehicles End December 31

SALEM—Energy-efficient appliances, alternative fuel vehicles and vehicle conversion equipment will no longer qualify for a Residential Energy Tax Credit as of Jan. 1, 2012. Those changes were made as part of HB 3672 passed by the 2011 Oregon legislature.
 
Oregonians have until the end of the year to purchase tax credit-eligible appliances including refrigerators, dishwashers, and clothes washers.  The list of appliances that currently qualify for a tax credit are listed at: http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/RESIDENTIAL
 
Alternative fuel vehicles such as those powered by electricity, natural gas, and propane will no longer be eligible for a Residential Energy Tax Credit as of Jan. 1, 2012. Tax credits for hybrid vehicles ended Dec. 31, 2009.
 
Qualifying systems and equipment that will still be eligible for a Residential Energy Tax Credit include:
  • Solar and wind
  • Ground source heat pumps 
  • Highly efficient furnaces and heat pumps
  • Premium-efficiency wood stoves
  • Tankless gas water heaters
 
Please check the ODOE website before you purchase any equipment to make sure it qualifies for a state energy tax credit.
 
For additional information about rulemaking related to the RETC changes, please visit the ODOE website at http://www.oregon.gov/ENERGY/CONS/Rulemaking2011-RETC.shtml/meeting
 
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About the Department of Energy: The Oregon Department of Energy provides tax credits, loans, technical assistance and energy information for homes, businesses, manufacturing, farms, ranches, schools and governments.
 

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