January 15, 2023
The US Federal Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Tax Credit offers a tax credit for EV charger hardware (including the charger itself) and EV charger installation costs. It covers 30% of the costs with a maximum $1,000 credit for residents and $30,000 federal tax credit for commercial installs.
This tax credit was renewed by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) signed into law in 2022. However, the legislation added new requirements starting in 2023 that make only installations in rural or low-income communities eligible for the credit.
In addition to the federal tax credit, you may also qualify for local EV charger installation rebates offered by your utility provider and air quality management district (AQMDs). Learn more about these programs with Treehouse's guide to California EV charger incentives and check out our tips to saving money with EVs.
If you’d like to see all of the incentives (tax credits, rebates, etc.) for which you may be eligible, complete this short survey. We’ll guide you through the process and help you select the best options to maximize these programs and lower your total installation cost.