Refundable Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit (Personal) (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name Refundable Clean Heating Fuel Tax Credit (Personal)
Incentive Type Personal Tax Credit
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Biodiesel
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.01/gallon for each percent of biodiesel
Carryover Provisions No carryover; tax credit is refundable

Equipment Requirements Must be used for residential space heating or hot water production within New York State
Start Date 01/01/2008 (2008 reinstatement)
Expiration Date 2016-12-31

Maximum Incentive 0.20/gallon

Program Administrator New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

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


The state of New York began offering a personal income tax credit for biodiesel purchases used for residential space heating and water heating beginning in 2006. The original credit was authorized for only one year from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. However, in 2008 the law was amended to reinstate the credit for purchases made between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011. At this point it expired, but was extended again in July 2012 through the end of 2016. Eligible taxpayers are defined as individuals; members of a partnership or an LLC treated as a partnership for tax purposes; shareholders in New York S Corporations; and beneficiaries of an estate or trust.

The value of the tax credit is $0.01/gallon for each percent of biodiesel blended with conventional home heating oil, up to a maximum of $0.20/ gallon. In other words, the purchaser of a mixture of 10% biodiesel and 90% conventional heating oil is entitled to a tax credit of $0.10/gallon. Biodiesel is defined to include certain fuels created from both animal fats and vegetable oils. Biodiesel use in buildings with both residential and non-residential space and a common oil storage tank is eligible for a partial credit based on the percentage of square footage used for residential purposes. If a taxpayer's allowable credit exceeds their tax liability for a given year, the remaining credit is refunded rather than carried over to a subsequent tax year.

In order to claim the tax credit personal income taxpayers must complete Form IT-241, which is available on the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance web site.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Taxpayer Assistance - Personal Income Tax Information Center
Department New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
Address W.A. Harriman Campus
Place Albany, New York
Zip/Postal Code 12227
Phone (518) 457-5181


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

Authority 1: NYCL Tax § 606 (mm)
Date Effective 01/01/2008 (2008 reinstatement)
Date Enacted 05/21/2006 (subsequently amended)
Expiration Date 2011-12-31

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