Tax Incentive

California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California. Tax credit agreements are negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created “California Competes Tax Credit Committee,” consisting of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of GO-Biz, and one appointee each by the Speaker of the Assembly and Senate Committee on Rules. For fiscal year 2018-19, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:

Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program

The Wood Smoke Reduction Incentive Program was developed to improve local air quality and reduce wintertime particulate matter pollution by helping Bay Area homeowners and landlords replace their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner options. On cold winter nights, wood smoke from residential wood burning accounts for a significant portion of the Bay Area’s fine-particle pollution.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program - Antelope Valley AQMD

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District's (AVAQMD) Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Program has realized tremendous growth in the past few years. Emissions from vehicles are the largest contributor to locally generated air pollution in the Antelope Valley. The AVAQMD's Governing Board has made it a priority to provide local residents various opportunities to convert from their existing, higher emitting vehicles to newer, cleaner vehicles.

Mobile Emission Reduction Programs - Antelope Valley AQMD

Eligibility requirements for incentives and grants (Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentives, Vehicle Buy Back Program, Lawn Mower Exchange Program, Plug-in Electric Infrastructure and Carl Moyer - Heavy Duty Diesel Equipment On-Road & Off-Road Program are for local residents and businesses within the Air District with the exception of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle incentives which only apply to local residents. Businesses are eligible for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure such as Electric and CNG.

Exemption for Farm Equipment and Machinery - Amador County APCD

A partial exemption from the sales and use tax became available under section 6356.5 for the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of farm equipment, machinery and their parts to qualified persons for use in qualifying activities. The partial exemption also applies to leases of certain farm equipment and machinery. Farm equipment and machinery means "implements of husbandry" as defined in Revenue and Taxation Code section 411. Qualifying property includes, but is not limited to:

Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) - Amador County APCD

The federal Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) has been amended a number of times, most recently in December 2015. The table below shows the value of the investment tax credit for each technology by year. The expiration date for solar technologies and wind is based on when construction begins. For all other technologies, the expiration date is based on when the system is placed in service (fully installed and being used for its intended purpose).