In Arizona there is not an industry more subsidized than the solar industry. They get tax credits, rebates, cash grants and even a monthly subsidy through the net metering program at the Corporation Commission. There are thousands of dollars in special tax breaks for renewable energy on the books, all being paid for by non-solar customers.
Now they want a property tax break as well. House Bill 2358 will manipulate how property taxes are calculated on solar equipment, slashing the property tax burden for solar customers. It’s a great deal, unless you don’t have solar. Then your property taxes INCREASE to pay for this giveaway.
This is just another scheme to pick winners and losers at taxpayer’s expense. The legislature needs to reject this bad idea and look to treat all energy users equally.