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PROJECT INFO


Soft Estimate
Rebates $10,000
Tax/Financial Incentives $10,000
Projected Savings $20,000

Project Name: Example Project

Project ID: ICFP-999999

Name: Jane Doe

Email: example@incentifind.com

Address: 123 Main Street

Asset Type: Residential (Single Family) - Existing (<15 years)

Project Size: 5000 sq. feet

Construction Start Date: 11/27/2022

Construction End Date: 11/27/2022

Utility Provider(s):
  • Electric - IncentiFind Utilities
  • Gas - IncentiFind Utilities
  • Water - IncentiFind Utilities

Green Technologies: Renewables (Solar, Wind), Water Conservation Outdoor (Irrigation, Rain Water Harvesting), Resilience (Generators, Hurricane Proofing)

Website Survey Completed: July 08, 2019

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Timeline

  • Blue - APPLY Service Deadline
  • Red - Incentive Deadline
  • Black - Project Related Date
  • Green - Project/Incentive Milestone

Survey Submission : July 08, 2019

Program Close : December 31, 2020

Application deadline for the following incentive(s):

Application deadline for the following incentive(s): - [Reliant Energy - Reliant - Indoor LED Light Bulbs (Existing Homes) (#2)](#Reliant%20-%20Indoor%20LED%20Light%20Bulbs%20(Existing%20Homes)) - [Reliant Energy - Reliant - Indoor LED Light Bulbs (New Homes) (#3)](#Reliant%20-%20Indoor%20LED%20Light%20Bulbs%20(New%20Homes))

Pre-approval Deadline : January 04, 2022

Pre-approval must be completed by 01/04/2022

Pre-approval must be completed by 01/04/2022

Construction Start Date : March 05, 2022

Construction begins 03/05/2022 Construction Start Date

Present Day : November 27, 2022

Program Close : December 31, 2022

Application deadline for the following incentive(s):

Application deadline for the following incentive(s): - [City Of Houston - 2022 LEED Tax Abatement (Existing Buildings) (#4)](#2022%20LEED%20Tax%20Abatement%20(Existing%20Buildings)) - [City of Houston Economic Development - 2022 Historic Site Tax Exemption (Existing Buildings) (#5)](#2022%20Historic%20Site%20Tax%20Exemption%20(Existing%20Buildings)) - [Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - 2022 IRS - Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS - Existing Homes) (#6)](#2022%20IRS%20-%20Modified%20Accelerated%20Cost%20Recovery%20System%20(MACRS%20-%20Existing%20Homes)) - [Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - 2022 IRS - Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS - New Homes) (#7)](#2022%20IRS%20-%20Modified%20Accelerated%20Cost%20Recovery%20System%20(MACRS%20-%20New%20Homes)) - [Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC - Existing Homes) (#8)](#Business%20Energy%20Investment%20Tax%20Credit%20(ITC%20-%20Existing%20Homes)) - [Texas Comptroller's Office - 2022 Solar and Wind-Powered Energy Device Exemption, Tax Code 11.27 (Existing Homes) (#9)](#2022%20Solar%20and%20Wind-Powered%20Energy%20Device%20Exemption,%20Tax%20Code%2011.27%20(Existing%20Homes))

Program Close : December 31, 2023

Application deadline for the following incentive(s):

  • [Green Mountain Energy - 2022 Renewable Rewards Buy Back Program (New Construction (#1)](#2022%20Renewable%20Rewards%20Buy%20Back%20Program%20(New%20Construction)
Application deadline for the following incentive(s): - [Green Mountain Energy - 2022 Renewable Rewards Buy Back Program (New Construction (#1)](#2022%20Renewable%20Rewards%20Buy%20Back%20Program%20(New%20Construction)

Disclaimer

The below list of incentives does not guarantee your project’s eligibility or award. Please review the below list of incentives to determine which incentives you want to APPLY to. Then, follow the next steps to APPLY and capture the incentive.


02 VERIFY is a service of IncentiFind, Inc.. Incentives, prices, fees, or estimates referenced in this document do not constitute a guarantee that funding will be received. Any arrangement as to services, their associated fees, must be contracted for in a separate written agreement. This document provided is without any representation or warranty. IncentiFind, Inc. does not warrant that the information contained in this document is complete, accurate, or misleading. IncentiFind, Inc. does not offer legal, financial, tax, or regulatory advice. Incentives listed are current as of the date shown on the recipient's profile. This document is not intended for distribution or reproduction. This document is not intended to be used for any other purposes other than for the property listed below, property owner’s use (or owner’s representative use), and is based on the project details provided in the completion of our online survey.
Incentive Summary
Incentives
Level of Government Incentive
Tax
Grant
EE*
WC*
Renewable
Other
Utility
1 IncentiFind Utilities - Rain Water Harvesting Bill Credit
Utility
2 IncentiFind Utilities - Irrigation Rebate Program
Utility
3 IncentiFind Utilities - Wind Rebate Program
City
4 City of IncentiFind - Hurricane Proofing Tax Exemption
City
5 City of IncentiFind - Wind Tax Abatement
State
6 State of IncentiFind - Rain Water Harvesting Property Tax Exemption
Federal
7 Country of IncentiFind - Generators Personal Tax Credit
Federal
8 Country of IncentiFind - Rain Water Harvesting Personal Tax Deduction
Federal
9 Country of IncentiFind - Wind Personal Tax Deduction

Each of the incentives you see listed in the above chart are detailed for you below. The incentives are numbered to correspond to their details below. The incentives are sorted by their governing agency and, are in the following order: Utility, City, County, State, and Federal.

LOCAL: Utility

Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture
1. IncentiFind Utilities

Rain Water Harvesting Bill Credit
Rain Water Harvesting Bill Credit

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligibility

  • You must be a Texas customer.
  • You must install and activate a quality solar energy system at your home with a rated capacity of less than 50 kW.
  • Make sure you have an interconnection agreement with your local utility to ensure the system is safely connected to the grid.
  • Have your meter installed and configured to measure the in-flow and out-flow of electricity to and from your home.
  • Sign up for the Renewable Rewards plan to earn credit for the excess energy your system sends to the grid. Enter your ZIP code below to see plans available in your area.
  • Still need electricity from the grid? We match your grid usage with 100% renewable energy, even when solar isn’t specifically being used.
Minimum Funds:

N/A



Maximum Funds:

Customers of our Renewable Rewards Buyback Plan will receive credit for 100% of the excess energy their solar system delivers back to the grid. Our buyback plan has multiple benefits, like:

  • One-to-one buyback credits for any excess energy.
  • Fixed-price electricity throughout the contract term.
  • 100% clean electricity for any additionally required energy use.
  • Easy credit rollover from month to-month.
1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 

Note: Make sure you are in the Green Mountain Energy (Retailer Energy Provider) service territory.

  1. Confirm you are a customer of Green Mountain Energy, Texas customer enrolled on Green Mountain’s Renewable Rewards product.

  2. Enroll in Renewable Rewards Buy-Back Program. Existing customers enroll by calling us at 866-301-3120. New customers enroll online here.

  3. Bill credits for out-flow power will be applied with up to a three-month delay to allow for proper processing.

2. IncentiFind Utilities

Irrigation Rebate Program
Irrigation Rebate Program

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Any Reliant customer can save up to 40 percent on LED bulbs (Interior and Exterior) by visiting the Reliant website.

Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

You may purchase up to 24 LEDs per order, with a limit of 96 lamps per year

1. Application period is closed

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 

Note: Make sure you are in the Reliant Energy (Deregulated REP) service territory.

  1. Visit the website and enter your zip code to see your discounted price.
3. IncentiFind Utilities

Wind Rebate Program
Wind Rebate Program

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Any Reliant customer can save up to 40 percent on LED bulbs (Interior and Exterior) by visiting the Reliant website.

Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

You may purchase up to 24 LEDs per order, with a limit of 96 lamps per year

1. Application period is closed

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 

Note: Make sure you are in the Reliant Energy (Deregulated REP) service territory.

  1. Visit the website and enter your zip code to see your discounted price.

CITY: Houston

Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture
4. City of IncentiFind

Hurricane Proofing Tax Exemption
Hurricane Proofing Tax Exemption

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

City council must designate your building as historic or already have designated your building as historic. Your building is then placed into one of several historic categories:

  • City of Houston Landmark
  • Protected Landmark
  • A building that “Contributes” to an established historic district

The City provides an alternative tax exemption for “significant” historic buildings.

To qualify, the building must:

  • Be designated as a City of Houston Protected Landmark;
  • Be at least 50 years of age;
  • 4+ units if residential and originally built and used for non-residential purposes;
  • Individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Dedicated as a Recorded Texas Historical Landmark
  • References having historical significance in a survey conducted by a non-profit or government agency
  • Obtain 75% approval of the members of the HAHC present at a meeting

The applicant must re-apply for the exemption each year before April 30th with the Harris County Appraisal District. (HCAD Form 11.24)

If sufficient restoration work has not been completed to satisfy the percentage of tax exemption within 5 years of the passage of an historic site tax exemption ordinance then the exemption ordinance will expire.

Minimum Funds:

Varies by Project.



Maximum Funds:
  • The significant historic buildings may be exempted from City of Houston ad valorem taxes for both improvements and land, up to $30,000 per year in perpetuity.

  • The exemption shall automatically continue as of January 1st of each year succeeding the year the exemption was first granted for the duration of the 10 or 15-year period.

Calculating the Tax Exemption

  • If qualifying expenditures are at least 25%, but less than 100% of base value, the annual exemption for each year on the assessed value of the structure shall be equal to the amount of the qualifying expenditures.
  • If qualifying expenditures are 100% or more of the base value of the improvements, then the exemption for each tax year shall be 100% of the assessed value of the historic structure or improvements not including the value of any land associated with this historic site.
1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 
  1. City council must designate your building as historic and placed into one of the historic categories. Historic preservation forms can be found here
    > City of Houston Landmark
    > Protected Landmark
    > A building that “Contributes” to an established historic district

  2. The Houston Archaeological and Historic Commission (HAHC) approves your plans to revive the outside of your building, issuing a certificate of appropriateness (COA). A COA is unnecessary for internal improvements.

  3. You’ll apply for a historic site tax exemption from economic development. After the site is designated "historic" by City Council, each owner desiring the tax exemption must complete a sworn application to the City's Director of Economic Development Department.

5. City of IncentiFind

Wind Tax Abatement
Wind Tax Abatement

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligibility

  • Tax Abatement for new or refurbished commercial buildings registered with USGBC and seeking LEED Certification may receive partial tax abatement.
  • If property receiving the abatement is within a TIRZ, then TIRZ board must approve the agreement per State law.

Project Threshold

  • $3 M total investment required

Eligible Property

  • An abatement may be extended to the value of buildings, structures, fixed-in-place machinery and equipment, site improvements plus that office space and related fixed-in-place improvements necessary to the operation and administration of the facility. The value of all property shall be the Certified Appraised Value for each year, as finally determined by the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD).

Ineligible Property

  • The following types of property shall be fully taxable and ineligible for abatement: land; inventories; supplies; tools; furnishings, and other forms of movable personal property; vehicles; vessels; aircraft; housing; hotel accommodations; deferred maintenance investments; property to be rented or leased (except as provided in Leased Facilities below); property with an economic life of less than 15 years; property owned or used by the State of Texas or its political subdivisions or by any organization owned, operated or directed by a political subdivision of the State of Texas, or any property exempted by local, state or federal law. When such exempted property includes manufacturing machinery and equipment listed in the Investment Budget (as required in the Application), then the value of such property may not be included toward the achievement of investment or valuation thresholds set out in the Agreement.

Eligible Facility

  • Manufacturing Facility
  • Research Facility, Regional
  • Distribution Center Facility
  • Regional Service Facility
  • Regional Entertainment Facility
  • Research and Development Facility
  • Other Basic Industry Facility.

Basic Qualifications for Tax Abatement
To be eligible for designation as a reinvestment zone and receive tax abatement the planned improvement:

  • Must be shown to increase the appraised value of the property at least $1 million upon completion of the contractually-defined construction period;
  • Must be shown to directly create or prevent the loss of permanent full-time employment for at least 25 people within the reinvestment zone upon completion of the contractually-defined employment period;
  • Must be competitively-sited; and
  • Must be shown not to solely or primarily have the effect of transferring employment from one part of the County to another.
Minimum Funds:

Updated certification levels and eligible abatement

  • Silver 5% tax abatement
  • Gold 10% tax abatement
  • Platinum 15% tax abatement
  • Removed Basic level


Maximum Funds:

Updated certification levels and eligible abatement

  • Silver 5% tax abatement
  • Gold 10% tax abatement
  • Platinum 15% tax abatement
  • Removed Basic level
1. Application period is open (Incentive approved on 12/16/2020 and will be available going forward. Programs are revisited and reviewed on a 2-year cycle.)

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 

Process

  1. Application submittal

  2. Review, evaluation and scoring

  3. Recommendation to Administration

  4. Recommendation to Council

  5. Abatement award - Annual monitoring and reporting for granting abatement for the time-period specified

STATE: Texas

Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture
6. State of IncentiFind

Rain Water Harvesting Property Tax Exemption
Rain Water Harvesting Property Tax Exemption

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Eligible Applicants

  • Persons who install a solar or wind-powered energy device to produce energy for onsite use are entitled to exempt the amount of value the device contributes to their property.

Eligible Renewable Technologies:

  • Passive solar space heat
  • solar water heat
  • solar space heat
  • solar thermal electric
  • solar thermal process heat
  • photovoltaics
  • wind
  • biomass
  • storage technologies
  • solar pool heating
  • anaerobic digestion

Must qualify on Jan 1. General deadline for filing an exemption application is before May 1.

One-Time Application, Filed with property tax.

If deadline is missed, file next Tax Year (retro-actively)

Exemption applies to the added value, therefore property taxes are evaluated on PRE-SYSTEM installation Harris County uses max 5% per year depreciation factor year over year (subject to change). Each County uses life expectancy of the system or 20 years (on avg). A call to the County Property Appraisal office is recommended to ensure no other nuances exist. Each County is different.

For more information, please refer to this manual

Solar System is appraised using Tax Code Section 23.26

Solar and Wind-Powered Energy Devices Property Tax Exemption Texas Tax Code, Title 1, Property Tax Code Subtitle C, Chapter 11, Taxable Property & Exemptions, Subchapter B. Exemptions, Section 11.27

Minimum Funds:

Exemption applies to the added value to the property by the eligible installation, therefore property taxes are evaluated on PRE-SYSTEM installation



Maximum Funds:

Exemption applies to the added value to the property by the eligible installation, therefore property taxes are evaluated on PRE-SYSTEM installation

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel

  2. Review Comptroller Form 50-123. Counties are required to accept Comptroller’s Form. County Appraisal District (where property is located) is ultimately the decision marker

  3. Take “before” photos immediately of the property

  4. File with the appraisal district where the property is located

  5. Exemption lasts until the system is removed

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Organization - Incentive Name Eligible Scope Estimated Funds Estimated Time Next Steps to Capture
7. Country of IncentiFind

Generators Personal Tax Credit
Generators Personal Tax Credit

Third Party Expert

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

The Corporate Tax Credit is available for the following equipment placed in service during the tax year:

  • Fuel Cell Property
  • Solar Energy Property
  • Small Wind Energy Property
  • Geothermal Property
  • Microturbine Property
  • Combined Heat and Power System (CHP) Property
  • Geothermal Heat Pump System Property

Must be onsite generation and use.

Tax credits and depreciation deduction normally go with the entity that paid for the improvement.

Minimum Funds:

None



Maximum Funds:

Fuel Cells – Limited to $1,500 per 0.5 kW.

Microturbines – Not to exceed $200 per kW.

Additional limitations apply to:

  • Combined Heat and power System (CHP) Property
  • Small Wind Energy Turbines

Generally, the commercial ITC is equal to 30% of the basis of eligible Fuel Cell Property, Solar Energy Property, and Small Wind Energy Property.

Generally, the commercial ITC is equal to 10% of the basis of eligible Geothermal Property, Microturbines, and Combined Heat and power System (CHP) Property.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: No

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel.
8. Country of IncentiFind

Rain Water Harvesting Personal Tax Deduction
Rain Water Harvesting Personal Tax Deduction

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Tax Deduction for the recovery of the cost of tangible property over the statutorily prescribed recovery period. MACRS is the depreciation used for most property.

Tax credits and depreciation deduction normally go with the entity that paid for the improvement.

Minimum Funds:

Varies by Project.



Maximum Funds:

For tax years beginning in 2022, the maximum section 179 expense deduction is $1,080,000. This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of section 179 property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2,700,000.Also, the maximum section 179 expense deduction for sport utility vehicles placed in service in tax years beginning in 2022 is $27,000.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel.

  2. Make sure your system equipment is eligible.

  3. For equipment on which ITC is claimed, owner must reduce the project’s depreciable basis by ½ the value of 30% ITC. (The owner is able to deduct 85% of tax basis).

9. Country of IncentiFind

Wind Personal Tax Deduction
Wind Personal Tax Deduction

Contact Information

johndoe@incentifind.com

123-456-7890

Tax Deduction for the recovery of the cost of tangible property over the statutorily prescribed recovery period. MACRS is the depreciation used for most property.

Tax credits and depreciation deduction normally go with the entity that paid for the improvement.

Minimum Funds:

Varies by Project.



Maximum Funds:

For tax years beginning in 2022, the maximum section 179 expense deduction is $1,080,000. This limit is reduced by the amount by which the cost of section 179 property placed in service during the tax year exceeds $2,700,000.Also, the maximum section 179 expense deduction for sport utility vehicles placed in service in tax years beginning in 2022 is $27,000.

1. Application period is open

2. Preferred Vendor/Contractor required: No preferred vendor/contractor

3. Pre-Approval Required: Yes

4. Pre-Inspection Required: No

5. Post-Audit Required: 

6. Average time from Application to Approval: 

7. After approval, funds typically received: 
  1. The law requires property owners to apply for an exemption in most circumstances. IncentiFind recommends that you work with your tax consultant, CPA, or counsel.

  2. Make sure your system equipment is eligible.

  3. For equipment on which ITC is claimed, owner must reduce the project’s depreciable basis by ½ the value of 30% ITC. (The owner is able to deduct 85% of tax basis).