Pay No Sales Tax on Solar Power in MA!

Solar power requires a large upfront investment.  However, with the large depth of incentives and programs out there right now, solar energy is affordable and the right thing to do both financially and environmentally.  One incentive that is often not talked about, but should be mentioned, is a sales tax exemption.  Currently, 23 states, including Massachusetts , offer 100% sales tax exemption on solar power investments.

If you live in one of the states mentioned below that offer a full sales tax exemption and your solar installer includes tax on your quote, then you may be dealing with an unscrupulous contractor.  They may include the sales tax to get more money from you on the contract.  I write these posts so my customers are aware of the incentives that are available to them and I hope they avoid dishonest business practices.

Sales tax exemptions are just one of many incentives available to homeowners in Massachusettst for solar power — you should also be aware of federal and state personal tax credits, state rebates, property tax exemptions, sales tax exemptions, and availability of SRECs. To understand the full breadth of what residential subsidies and tax benefits are available to you, it is best to speak to a  licensed Massachusetts solar company like Brightstar Solar.

The full list of states that offer a 100% sales tax exemption include:

  1. Alaska
  2. Arizona
  3. Colorado
  4. Connecticut
  5. Delaware
  6. Florida
  7. Idaho
  8. Iowa
  9. Maryland
  10. Massachusetts
  11. Minnesota
  12. Montana
  13. New Hampshire
  14. New Jersey
  15. New Mexico
  16. New York
  17. Ohio
  18. Oregon
  19. Rhode Island
  20. Vermont
  21. Washington
  22. Wisconsin
  23. Wyoming

Don’t see your state on the list?  Get involved and take action with a grassroots solar organization like VoteSolar.org to advocate solar policies within your state.