Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1975
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief
Policy Target:Industry>Industrial subsectors>Cross-industry, Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Building Type>Non-residential
Agency:Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

“Green investment tax reduction” system was established after the abolishment of the previous energy efficiency related preferential tax system in 2012. Business operators who purchase the target equipment during the period from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2016 are eligible for special depreciation of 30% against standard purchase prices or 7% tax deduction (only small and medium enterprises). Business operators who purchase equipment which is covered by both the green investment tax reduction and the energy reform tax system can select either of the tax systems to be applied to said equipment but cannot take the benefits of both systems.

Target equipment and facilities eligible
1. CO2 emission reduction equipment, etc. (7 equipment types: Combined cycle electricity generator gas turbine, Plug-in hybrid car, Energy regeneration hybrid car, Electric car, Electric car specific rapid speed charging facility, Highly efficient electric heat source machinery, Stationary type electricity storage facility)
2. Equipment controlling energy consumption (6 equipment types)
*Equipment, etc. using renewable and new energy are excluded for the purpose of this data entry.

date effective: 1975 (revised 2013;2006)

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