Washington State EV Charging Sales Tax Exemption

The purchase and installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) or EV chargers, which includes residential or commercial EV chargers, is exempt from State Sales Tax in Washington ending. The sales tax exemption for EV chargers installed on residential or commercial sites ends July 1st, 2025.


Residential EV Charging Utility Incentives

Your utility offers advice and assistance to help you charge your plug-in electric vehicle. Many utilities offer special discounts or rebates on level 2 EV chargers. See below for a few local Washington utility’s residential EV charging incentives.

SnoPUD Residential EV Charging Incentives

SnoPUD residential customers are eligible for a $200 rebate for their homes’ qualifying Level 2 ENERGY STAR® certified EV chargers. You must live in a single-family home, manufactured home, or condominium and purchase and install a Level 2 charger from their Qualified Product List. Ensure you apply for your rebate within 80 days of the invoice date. Finally, you must agree to be contacted about and participate in future PUD EV charger programs. And agree to provide PUD access to your charging data (data collection will be used to conduct research on EV charging patterns and their collective effect on PUDs’ electrical system and develop strategies to mitigate their impact).

Tacoma Power Residential EV Charging Incentives

Regardless of home ownership, Tacoma Power offers its residential customers excellent bill credits to install level 2 chargers, 240V Outlets, or smart splitters. Each option is available for a $400 bill credit, and you can receive up to $600 in bill credit maximum for installing more than one of the eligible upgrades. Applications must include proof of purchase within 90 days of the equipment purchase.

How to get your EV charging bill credit

  1. Decide which offer(s) work best for your EV charging needs.
  2. Get a quote from Northwest Electric and Solar
  3. Purchase and install your equipment.
  4. Start the online application.
  5. Include your proof of purchase and installation receipts or invoices with your application.
  6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Submit your completed application.

Multi-Family EV Charging Utility Incentives

Washington’s number of multi-family buildings is growing, and to ensure that EV drivers have reliable access to charging from their parking garages, Washington utilities are incentivizing charging infrastructure for these buildings. Check out the following incentives available from your utility and install an EV charger in your parking space today!

PSE Multi-family EV Charging Incentives

Through PSE’s Up & Go Electric for multi-family initiative, qualifying multifamily properties can cover half of the expenses for equipment and installation, with a maximum of $2,000 per Level 2 charging port. Site hosts oversee all charging equipment’s procurement, installation, and upkeep. Properties equipped with charging facilities enhance resident contentment, draw in new tenants, and contribute to carbon emission reduction within their community, aligning with their property’s sustainability objectives.

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SCL Multi-family EV Charging Incentives

As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) rises in Seattle, upgrade your multi-family property to accommodate EV drivers. Participation benefits include supporting current and future EV owners, improving community charging accessibility, attracting new residents, enhancing electric infrastructure safety, promoting clean transportation, and reducing local emissions. For shared or unallocated parking at condominiums or market-rate properties, the program covers Level 2 charger installation, funding up to 50% of total project costs, with a cap of $25,000. Eligibility requires a minimum of two charging ports and exclusive use for shared parking spaces.

SnoPUD Multi-family EV Charging Incentives

The PUD offers rebates to commercial, industrial, and multi-family customers within its service area for purchasing and installing qualifying Level 2 ENERGY STAR-certified EV chargers at their facilities. Eligible facilities include new and existing ones with commercial meters, with new construction projects entitled to a $500 rebate per port and existing facilities eligible for $1000 per port. The chargers must be Level 2 and listed on the Qualified Products List at the time of purchase. Each rebate is per port, with a maximum of ten ports or up to five dual-port charging stations per application. Rebate claims must be made within 90 days of equipment purchase and are subject to supporting documentation requirements.

Tacoma Power Multi-family EV Charging Incentives

Consider installing EV charging stations at your business or multi-family property and benefit from Tacoma Power’s Community Charging rebate program. Eligible applicants can receive rebates for Level 2 Networked and Non-Networked Charging installations. Standard projects for Level 2 Networked Charging offer $5,000 per port, up to a total rebate of $50,000, while Priority projects provide $10,000 per port, up to $70,000. For Level 2 Non-Networked Charging, standard and priority projects qualify for $2,000 per port, with a maximum rebate of $15,000. Utility Infrastructure Upgrades on the utility side of the meter are also covered. Networked charging projects are eligible for up to $10,000, and Non-Networked charging projects are for up to $7,000, included within the total project caps. To qualify, Tacoma Power must serve properties, have shared parking areas for multiple EV drivers, and feature signage and bollards to reserve spaces for charging.