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Tax Exemptions for Solar Farms Explained by French Brown in i4 Business Article

Published: January 17th, 2019

By: H. French Brown, IV

Dean Mead SALT attorney French Brown recently authored the i4 Business article “Florida Tax Exemptions Are Available for Solar Farms.” The article highlights cost-saving opportunities for solar energy projects, which are available for developers across the state. Currently, Florida law provides significant state and local tax exemptions to solar farmers.

In his article, Brown explains the government’s state and local tax incentives for solar farms. This includes the Sales and Use Tax Exemption for solar energy systems, as well as the Property Tax Exemptions for renewable energy devices.

Brown also emphasizes the requirements that must be met in order to receive the exemptions. He writes:

Each exemption applies to a broad list of devices and equipment used as part of a solar energy system. However, these exemptions also include nuances and specific requirements that should be understood before businesses and individuals embark on a new solar facility in order to optimize the state and local tax savings.

For a full list of exempt components and a suggested exemption form, see the Florida Department of Revenue Taxpayer Information Publication 05A01-05, dated June 1, 2005.

To read Brown’s article in full, including detailed explanations of the exemptions for solar farms, please click here.


About the Author:

H. French Brown, IV focuses on state and local taxation, governmental relations and lobbying, and administrative law. Prior to joining Dean Mead, Mr. Brown was in private practice at another Tallahassee law firm. He began his legal career at the Florida Department of Revenue, where he quickly rose to the position of Deputy Director of Technical Assistance and Dispute Resolution. Mr. Brown also assists businesses with Florida tax planning and controversies. He may be reached at fbrown@deanmead.com.