Taxpayers may want to provide feedback on the design of a new investment tax credit (ITC) for carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) projects. Finance is seeking input on several key elements of the tax credit, currently scheduled to come into effect in 2022, including:

  • The type of projects that should be eligible
  • The type of CCUS capital investments that should be eligible
  • The rate of incentive
  • Potential CCUS projects from varying industrial subsectors.

Finance says it intends for the new ITC to be available for a broad range of CCUS applications across different industrial subsectors (e.g. concrete, plastics, fuels), including blue hydrogen projects and direct air capture projects, but not enhanced oil recovery projects.

Stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the government's proposed approach by September 7, 2021.

For more information, contact your KPMG advisor.

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