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Federal EV Charger Tax Credit by US Federal Gov’t – WA

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July 6, 2024

The US Federal Government offers the Federal EV Charger Tax Credit, also known as the 30C tax credit, to encourage the installation of EV charging infrastructure across the country. The program provides tax credits for both residential and non-residential installations, covering a portion of the costs associated with EV charging stations, necessary equipment, and installation.

The tax credit is available from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2032. To qualify for the credit, chargers must be located in approved “census tracts” as defined by the IRS.

Program DetailsInformation
Program NameFederal EV Charger Tax Credit from US Federal Gov’t
Program GeographyCountry
Program StatusOpen
Start Date01/01/2023
End Date12/31/2032
Program History01/19/2024: The IRS and Treasury have released more guidance on the changes made to the 30C tax credit effective Jan 1 2023. See the details in the 30C Tax Credit tool.
Important NotesUse the 30C Tax Credit Eligibility Tool to see if a location falls in an approved census tract.
EV Charger Tax Credit Residential
  • Rebate Type: Tax Credit
  • The federal tax credit, often referred to as the 30C tax credit, covers 30% of an EV charging station, necessary equipment and installation costs
  • For residential installations, the IRS caps the tax credit at $1,000
  • The charger must be located in approved “census tract” as defined by the IRS
  • You claim the credit on your Federal tax return by completing a form 8911
  • Rebate Details: Lesser of $1,000 per Site OR 30% of Project Cost
EV Charger Tax Credit Business
  • Rebate Type: Tax Credit
  • The federal tax credit, often referred to as the 30C tax credit, covers up to 30% of EV charger equipment and installation costs
  • For non-residential installations, the tax credit is up to $100,000
  • Chargers must also be located in approved “census tracts” in order to qualify
  • Starting in 2023, customers must follow prevailing wage and apprenticeship guidelines for installation or the credit is capped at 6% of cost
  • You claim the credit on your Federal tax return by completing a form 8911
  • Rebate Details: Lesser of $100,000 per Site OR 30% of Project Cost
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