EPAct 179D and 45L have been part of the tax code since 2006. The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) was signed into law August 16, 2022. The Act includes several major updates to federal energy-efficiency tax incentives that may be of interest to Capstan clients. The following provisions take effect 1/1/2023, unless otherwise indicated.
EPAct 179D Tax Deduction
Created as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the EPAct 179D tax deduction was made permanent by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA). The federal deduction may be applied to ground-up energy-efficient construction projects as well as to energy-efficient retrofits. 179D applies to all types of energy-efficient commercial buildings (EECB) and to residential rental buildings that are a minimum of four stories high.
Clauses in the IRA will increase and expand the utility of 179D as follows: