Alternative fuel vehicle fueling stations
(1) A business tax credit is allowed against the taxes otherwise due under this chapter based upon costs paid or incurred for construction or installation in a dwelling of a fueling station necessary to operate an alternative fuel vehicle. The credit is allowed to the contractor who constructs the dwelling in which the fueling station is incorporated or installs the fueling station in the dwelling but may be taken by any person under the circumstances described in ORS 469.170 (Claim for tax credits) (9) and the rules adopted thereunder.
(2) The credit is 25 percent of the cost of the fueling station but the total credit shall not exceed $750 if the fueling station is placed in service on or after January 1, 1998.
(3) To qualify for a credit under this section, all of the following are required:
(a) The fueling station must be constructed, installed and operated in accordance with ORS 469.160 (Definitions for ORS 469.160 to 469.180) to 469.180 (Forfeiture of tax credits) and a certificate issued thereunder.
(b) The contractor must present with the claim for credit a verification form signed not only by the contractor but by the owner, contract purchaser or tenant authorizing the contractor to claim the credit and indicating that the owner, contract purchaser or tenant will not claim a credit based upon the cost of the same fueling station under ORS 316.116 (Credit for alternative energy device or alternative fuel vehicle) or this section.
(c) The credit must be claimed for the tax year in which the fueling station that has been certified under ORS 469.160 (Definitions for ORS 469.160 to 469.180) to 469.180 (Forfeiture of tax credits) first is placed in service or the immediately succeeding tax year.
(4) The credit allowed under this section shall not affect the computation of basis for purposes of this chapter, nor shall the credit affect the computation or be in lieu of any depreciation deduction for the fueling station.
(5) The credit allowed under this section in any one year shall not exceed the tax liability of the taxpayer for that year.
(6) Any tax credit otherwise allowable under this section that is not used by the taxpayer in a particular year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in such next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise any credit not used in that second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the third succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fourth succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be carried forward for any tax year thereafter.
(7) The certificate and verification form described under ORS 469.170 (Claim for tax credits) may be transferred by the contractor to the first purchaser of the dwelling that incorporates the fueling station if the purchaser intends to use the dwelling as a principal or secondary residence or, in the case of construction or installation of a fueling station in an existing dwelling, the current owner, if the current owner intends to use, or uses, the dwelling as a principal or secondary residence. A certificate and verification form so transferred may be used by the purchaser to claim a credit under ORS 316.116 (Credit for alternative energy device or alternative fuel vehicle). [1997 c.534 §15; 1999 c.21 §47; 2001 c.584 §8]
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