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Idle Reduction Equipment Excise Tax Exemption – US Department of Energy

The program provides a tax exemption on specified on-board idle reduction devices and advanced insulation systems.

Terms & Qualifications:

  • Provides tax exemption on qualified on-board idle reduction devices and advanced insulation.
  • Tax exemption applies to the installation of qualified equipment on vehicles after the vehicles have been placed into service.

Funding Available:

  • Full exemption from the federal excise tax imposed on the retail sale of heavy-duty highway trucks and trailers

IRS Publication 510:
IRS Form 720:

Program Administrator:
Excise Tax Branch, US Internal Revenue Service (IRS); US Department of Energy (DOE); Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

See program website for expiration dates.

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