A federal tax credit on 75% efficient biomass heating appliances, which expired on December 31, 2011 was reinstated by the "fiscal cliff" legislation, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8), signed by President Obama on January 2, 2013. The bill includes a "tax extender" for Internal Revenue Service Section 25C which provides a tax credit for, among many other things, qualifying biomass burning stoves. The extender provides a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $300 on a qualifying biomass heating appliance purchased between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. The credit claimable on the purchase or installation of qualifying biomass units is limited to a "lifetime limit" of $500 (and may be impacted by the purchase or installation of other products that qualify of a 2C credit). The credit for tax year 2012 is claimed on IRS Form 5695. HPBA recommends all individuals consult with their tax advisor for details on the applicability of the tax credit. Click 2013 Tax Credit Cert_Vogelzang to download the certificate.

Eligible Biomass Stove Models:

Defender TR001, TR001B, TR001BL
Shiloh TR002, TR002B
Highlander TR003, TR003B
Colonial TR004
Ponderosa TR007, TR007L, TR007BL
Durango TR008
Performer TR009
Teton TR011
Hawthrone TR014
Pellet Stove VG5770
Pellet Stove VG5790