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Idaho

Regulations

No state-wide regulations on wood or pellet stoves that we are aware of at the moment. Check with your local authority on building codes to be sure.

Incentives

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Financial Incentive: Personal Tax Deduction, Rebate
Type: Residential, low income residential 
For: Wood and pellet stoves
Incentive amount: 40% (tax deduction), various dollar amounts (rebates)

Summary: This statute allows taxpayers an income tax deduction of 40% of the cost of a solar, wind, geothermal, and certain biomass energy devices used for heating or electricity generation. Taxpayers can apply this 40% deduction in the year in which the system is installed and can also deduct 20% of the cost each year for three years thereafter. The maximum deduction in any one year is $5,000. The total maximum deduction is $20,000.

Contact Information:

Phone: (208) 334-7660

Email: taxrep@tax.idaho.gov

Link:

Updated: February 2024

Change-out Programs

Department of Environmental Quality Woodstove Changeout Program | Southeast Idaho

Websitehttps://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/smoke-and-burning/woodstove-funding-resources/

Status: Active as of November, 2023

Location: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Oneida, or Power counties

 

Eligible Fuels: Wood (uncertified) or pre-2000 EPA certified wood or pellet device → Wood (certified), pellet 

 

Notable Feature: All purchases, installation, and destruction of the old stove must be performed by a DEQ-participating vendor.

Incentive Amounts

Contact the Pocatello Regional Office for more info. 

Program Duration

The Program is ongoing until funds are depleted.

Procedure

Contact the Pocatello Regional Office for more info. 

 

Requirements

Applicants must be the legal owner of the home or rental property. Renters are allowed to participate if approved by their landlord. Review the Homeowner/Tenant Agreement before submitting an application. All purchases, installation, and destruction of the old stove must be performed by a DEQ-participating vendor. Homeowners must retain a copy of the proof-of-disposal receipt for tax purposes and submit a copy of the receipt to DEQ: Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Woodstove Program, 1410 N. Hilton St., Boise, ID 83706

More Information

For more information, please visit the program website.

Department of Environmental Quality Woodstove Changeout Program | St. Maries

Websitehttps://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/smoke-and-burning/woodstove-funding-resources/

Status: Active as of November, 2023

Location: St. Maries Woodstove Changeout Program area

 

Eligible Fuels: Wood (uncertified) or pre-2000 EPA certified wood or pellet device → Wood (certified), pellet 

 

Notable Feature: All purchases, installation, and destruction of the old stove must be performed by a DEQ-participating vendor.

Incentive Amounts

Contact the Airshed Coordinator, Dan Smith, for more info. 

Program Duration

The Program is ongoing until funds are depleted.

Procedure

Fill out the application here.

 

Requirements

Applicants must be the legal owner of the home or rental property. Renters are allowed to participate if approved by their landlord. Review the Homeowner/Tenant Agreement before submitting an application. All purchases, installation, and destruction of the old stove must be performed by a DEQ-participating vendor. Homeowners must retain a copy of the proof-of-disposal receipt for tax purposes and submit a copy of the receipt to DEQ: Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Woodstove Program, 1410 N. Hilton St., Boise, ID 83706

More Information

For more information, please visit the program website.

Department of Environmental Quality Woodstove Changeout Program | Twin Falls

Websitehttps://www.deq.idaho.gov/air-quality/smoke-and-burning/woodstove-funding-resources/

Status: Active as of November, 2023

Location: Twin Falls Woodstove Changeout Program area

 

Eligible Fuels: Wood (uncertified) or pre-2000 EPA certified wood or pellet device → Wood (certified), pellet 

 

Notable Feature: All purchases, installation, and destruction of the old stove must be performed by a DEQ-participating vendor.

Incentive Amounts

Rebates up to $3,000. 

Program Duration

The Program is ongoing until funds are depleted.

Procedure

Fill out the application here.

 

Requirements

Applicants must be the legal owner of the home or rental property. Renters are allowed to participate if approved by their landlord. Review the Homeowner/Tenant Agreement before submitting an application. All purchases, installation, and destruction of the old stove must be performed by a DEQ-participating vendor. Homeowners must retain a copy of the proof-of-disposal receipt for tax purposes and submit a copy of the receipt to DEQ: Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Woodstove Program, 1410 N. Hilton St., Boise, ID 83706

More Information

For more information, please visit the program website. For questions regarding the application, contact Heidi.Orr@deq.idaho.gov (208)736-2190. 

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