BIOMASS TAX CREDIT

Starting in 2021, consumers purchasing wood or pellet heaters with thermal efficiency ratings of 75% measured by the higher heat value (HHV) of the fuel will be able to claim a 26% tax credit.

Overview and Inclusions

At the end of 2020, a relief package was passed to expand renewable energy provisions for homeowners in 2021. This included a tax credit for biomass heaters in section 25(D) of the IRS tax code. It allows homeowners to claim a 26% credit on the full cost of installed wood or pellet heaters with an efficiency rating of at least 75% HHV.

26% CREDIT

The maximum 26% credit is in place for all paid-in-full, completed installations through 2022.

UNCAPPED

There is no cap on the amount of the tax credit for eligible units that meet the efficiency requirements.

INSTALLED

Includes the unit purchase price with labor costs and installation, such as venting and floor protection.

Heating is a major home investment. It’s important to select the right unit for the needs of the space. A credit-qualifying heater should only be considered as an option if it truly fits the needs of your home.

Qualifying Stoves

In order for a heating unit to be eligible the credit stipulates that it needs to be 75% HHV efficient or above. The units listed below have been confirmed by our manufacturers to meet this requirement. A certificate of qualification issued for each unit is available to download for your records. Most importantly, these stoves and inserts are recommended by our shop for their construction quality, heat output and reliability.

HARMAN

Accentra-52i-TC

fuel source pellet insert

peak heat output 44,200 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 82% HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Absolute43

fuel source pellet stove

peak heat output 44,400 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 82% HHV 76%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Absolute63

fuel source pellet stove

peak heat output 61,800 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 83% HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Allure50

fuel source pellet stove

peak heat output 52,600 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 80% HHV 75%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

P43

fuel source pellet stove

peak heat output 43,500 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 84% HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

P61

fuel source pellet stove

peak heat output 60,700 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 85% HHV 79%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

P68

fuel source pellet stove

peak heat output 67,600 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 85% HHV 79%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

HEARTHSTONE

Bari

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 35,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 76%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Bari Plus

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 35,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 76%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Castleton

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 45,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Clydesdale

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output available soon

efficiency available soon

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Craftsbury

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 40,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 79%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Green Mountain 40

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 40,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 79%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Green Mountain 60

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 60,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 79%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Green Mountain 80

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 80,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 81%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Heritage

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 60,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Manchester

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 75,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 78%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Mansfield

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 80,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 78%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Shelburne

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 60,000 BTU/hr

efficiency HHV 79%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

QUADRA-FIRE

2100 Millennium

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 44,400 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 82% HHV 76%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Discovery I

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 44,400 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 82% HHV 76%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Trekker Series

fuel source pellet stove and insert

peak heat output 51,000 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 83% HHV 78%

Stove Features & Specifications
Insert Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

VERMONT CASTINGS

Aspen C3

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 32,200 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 81% HHV 75%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Dauntless Flexburn

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 45,500 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 83% HHV 78%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Defiant

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 56,000 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 84% HHV 78%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Encore

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 48,000 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 83% HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Intrepid Flexburn

fuel source wood stove

peak heat output 37,000 BTU/hr

efficiency LHV 83% HHV 77%

Features & Specifications
Certificate of Qualification

Documentation

Our shop provides a detailed receipt reflecting payment in full and a manufacturer’s certificate of qualification that is available to download from the list of qualifying units above. We encourage customers to check with a tax professional to confirm their project’s tax credit eligibility and to adhere to required tax filing procedures and regulations.

PAID RECEIPT

A detailed receipt itemizing the unit model, venting and installation costs and marking payment in full.

CERTIFICATE

Manufacturers have issued a certificate of qualification for all units our shop recommends.

Considering a wood or pellet heating unit for your home in New Hampshire or Maine?
Call us at 603-447-7100 to discuss the project.