New York City - Residential Solar Sales Tax Exemption (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name New York City - Residential Solar Sales Tax Exemption
Incentive Type Sales Tax Incentive
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% local sales tax exemption

Start Date 2005-12-01

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In July 2005, New York enacted legislation that allows local governments to grant a local sales tax exemption for residential solar energy systems. New York City passed Resolution 1121 in August 2005 (effective December 1, 2005) to exempt residential solar energy systems equipment and services from sales tax.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Inquiries
Department New York City
Division Department of Finance
Address One Centre Street
Address 2 22nd Floor
Place New York, New York
Zip/Postal Code 10007


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: New York City Resolution #1121-2005
Date Effective 2005-12-01
Date Enacted 2005-08-17

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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