Income Tax Deduction for Energy-Efficient Products

Program Income Tax Deduction for Energy-Efficient Products
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State Virginia
Administrator Virginia Department of Taxation
Start Date
Sectors Residential

Taxpayers in Virginia may deduct from their taxable personal income an amount equal to 20% of the sales taxes paid for certain energy efficient equipment. The incentive is capped at $500. This incentive is available for the following equipment types:

  • ENERGY STAR clothes washers
  • ENERGY STAR room air conditioners
  • ENERGY STAR dishwashers
  • ENERGY STAR standard size refrigerators
  • Any fuel cell that generates electricity using an electrochemical process, has an electricity-only generation efficiency greater than 35 percent, and has a generating capacity of at least two kilowatts 
  • Any gas heat pump that has a coefficient of performance of at least 1.25 for heating and at least 0.70 for cooling
  • Any electric heat pump hot water heater that yields an energy factor of at least 1.7
  • Any electric heat pump that has a heating system performance factor of at least 8.0 and a cooling seasonal energy efficiency ratio of at least 13.0
  • Any central air conditioner that has a cooling seasonal energy efficiency ratio of at least 13.5
  • Any advanced gas or oil water heater that has an energy factor of at least 0.65 
  • Any advanced oil-fired boiler with a minimum annual fuel-utilization rating of 85
  • Any advanced oil-fired furnace with a minimum annual fuel-utilization rating of 85
  • Programmable thermostats

Note: Certain EPA "Watersense" products may also qualify.

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