Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Incentives And Grants

There are Federal, state and local government incentives as well as utility driven programs to help reduce the costs of installing an electric vehicle charging station (EVSE). We’re listing some of these resources here with links to learn more. Many of these grants, incentives and programs are the result of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

Federal Incentives For Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Homeowners

The tax credit at your main home is generally the smaller of 30% of the property’s cost or $1,000.

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Businesses

The tax credit for business is generally the smaller of 30% of the property’s cost or $100,000 and

Washington State Incentives For EV Charging Station Installations

Depending on where you are located, your utility or local government agency may offer financial incentives, grants to help reduce the costs of installing an electric vehicle charging station.

Washington state does not charge sales tax on the purchase of the EV charging station, the materials or labor saving you about 10%.

The US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center is full of resources to help people find out about incentives and grants available for electric vehicle charging stations including Washington. Because things are changing rapidly we suggest checking the DOE site periodically for updated information.

Resources

The Internal Revenue Service has a webpage dedicated to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit including Form 8911 and instructions on how to complete it when submitting your annual taxes.