Harford County - Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices
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|Program Name||Harford County - Property Tax Credit for Solar and Geothermal Devices|
|Program Administrator||Harford County Department of the Treasury|
|Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Residential|
|Last updated||May 13th, 2015|
Harford County offers a tax credit from real property taxes imposed on residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, or other structures that use solar or geothermal devices for heating, cooling, water heating or generating electricity for on-site consumption. The credit amount is equal to one year of total real property taxes or $2,500 per device, whichever is less. In September 2010 the county added a provision limiting total credits to $5,000 per property per fiscal year. Total real property taxes include all real property taxes that would have been paid by the taxpayer for that year for the host building or structure, but not on the land. The original 2006 credit applied only to solar heating and cooling devices and had a limit of $1,000. Subsequent 2007 amendments added geothermal devices as an eligible technology, electricity generation as an eligible end-use, and increased the maximum credit to $2,500.
|Incentive Amount||100% of total real property taxes on the host structure for one year|
|Maximum Incentive||$2,500 per device; $5,000 per property per fiscal year|
|Equipment Requirements||Devices must meet safety and performance standards set by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.|