43-1085 - Credit for solar energy devices; commercial and industrial applications
43-1085. Credit for solar energy devices; commercial and industrial applications
A. For taxable years beginning from and after December 31, 2005 through December 31, 2018, a credit is allowed against the taxes imposed by this title for a taxpayer who is either:
1. Installing one or more solar energy devices, as defined in section 42-5001 and certified pursuant to section 41-1510.01, during the taxable year for commercial, industrial or any other nonresidential application in the taxpayer's facility located in this state.
2. The third party organization that financed, installed or manufactured the solar energy device that qualifies for the credit under paragraph 1 of this subsection if the taxpayer or an entity exempt from taxation under chapter 12 of this title who otherwise would qualify for this credit transfers the credit on a form prescribed by the department to the third party organization.
B. The amount of the credit is equal to ten per cent of the installed cost of the device.
C. The person who provides or installs the device shall furnish the taxpayer with an accounting of the cost to the taxpayer.
D. The taxpayer may not cumulate total tax credits under this section exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars with respect to the same building in the same year or fifty thousand dollars in total credits in any year.
E. If the allowable credit exceeds the taxes otherwise due under this title on the claimant's income, or if there are no taxes due under this title, the amount of the claim not used to offset taxes under this title may be carried forward for not more than five consecutive taxable years as a credit against subsequent years' income tax liability.
F. Co-owners of a business, including partners in a partnership and shareholders of an S corporation, as defined in section 1361 of the internal revenue code, may each claim only the pro rata share of the credit allowed under this section based on the ownership interest or financial investment in the system. The total of the credits allowed all such owners may not exceed the amount that would have been allowed a sole owner.