As of right now, the Investment Tax Credit is set to “step down” at the end of 2019. Read our blog to learn why it’s important that we defend the ITC and have it extended.
WHAT IS THE ITC?
The Investment Tax Credit (ITC), otherwise referred to as the Federal Solar Tax Credit, allows you to deduct 30% of the total cost of solar panel installation from federal taxes. This tax credit applies to both residential and commercial systems alike. Additionally, there is no cap on the value of the systems.
The ITC was established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and was set to expire at the end of 2007, but due to its popularity and effectiveness, Congress has extended it several times. Currently, it is set to gradually expire starting in 2019 and will cease to exist for residential systems by 2021. See below for a diagram of the changes: