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.
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.
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.
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:
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).
Section 73 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code allows a property tax exclusion for certain types of solar energy systems installed between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2016.
California provides a partial exemption of the state's sales and use tax for farm equipment and machinery. The exemption only applies to taxes levied by the State, and not sales and use taxes levied by local governments.