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Is there a tax credit for corn, pellet, or wood-burning (biomass) stoves? Follow


The tax credit for biomass stoves is effective through December 31, 2016.

How much:


The cost of the fuel is not included. Which components associated with the stove are also eligible?


Must be installed in your "principal residence" between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2016.


The stoves must be used for heat or water heating and have a thermal efficiency rating of at least 75% as measured using a lower heating value.

The law defines"biomass fuel"as any plant-derived fuel available on a renewable or recurring basis, including agricultural crops and trees, wood and wood waste and residues (including wood pellets), plant (including aquatic plants), grasses, residues, and fibers.

New construction and rentals do not apply

Information on wood burning stoves.

Find qualified models:

There is no master list of qualified biomass stoves. The best way to find stoves that qualify is to ask your retailer or do an Internet search for"tax credit biomass stove". To verify tax credit eligibility, make sure you get a Manufacturer's Certification Statement.

How to apply:

File Tax Form 5695 with your tax return. 



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