Federal Tax Credit Resources
Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit for businesses
Commonly referred to as the “30C tax credit,” this federal incentive for EV charging stations has expired. If the tax credit is eventually extended, we’ll update this page with the details.
What is the 30C EV Charging Tax Credit?
The U.S. Code 30C Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit gives qualifying businesses 30% or up to $30,000 tax credit for all alternative fuel infrastructure installed and placed in service from 2018 to the end of 2021.
I heard this tax credit expired. What's going on?
The 30C tax credit originally expired at the end of 2016 but, beginning in January of 2020, it was retroactively reinstated for 2018-2019 and proactively extended until December 31, 2021. That means if you’ve already purchased, installed, and activated qualifying ChargePoint EV charging stations you may qualify for the credit.
Who is eligible for the tax credit?
The 30C is a general business tax credit, so any company that installs by the end of 2021, (or installed in 2018-2019) “qualified equipment” such as ChargePoint EV charging stations may be eligible. For more information about your specific circumstances, visit the U.S. Department of Energy, contact your tax professional or reach out to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or by calling (800) 829-1040.
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The 30C tax credit applies to out-of-pocket costs for infrastructure (think EV charging stations), make ready and installation (which can often exceed hardware costs), but doesn’t apply to expenses such as permitting and inspection fees, networking costs or ChargePoint® Assure™. The good news is that businesses that install stations at multiple sites may apply the credit to each location.
Can I combine the 30C Tax Credit with other incentives?
The short answer is yes. You can use the 30C tax credit after receiving other EV charging grants or rebates. However, the tax credit only applies towards qualifying out of pocket costs you ended up paying for, meaning the 30% credit won't apply to the portion of your expenses that could be eliminated by other grants and incentives. To find out if there is free money available in your area, visit our incentives page.
Where can I find the filing forms?
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