REVENUE AND TAXATION
EXEMPTIONS FROM TAXATION
63-602CC. Property exempt from taxation — Qualified equipment utilizing postconsumer waste or postindustrial waste. (1) The following property is exempt from taxation: qualified equipment utilizing postconsumer waste or postindustrial waste used to manufacture products. This exemption shall be granted only if the list of all taxable personal property as described in section 63-302, Idaho Code, is submitted by the property owner or the agent thereof to the assessor not later than March 15 of each year. Additionally, the requirements of subsection (3) of this section shall be met.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Postconsumer waste" or "postindustrial waste" means only those products and materials consisting of metals, paper, glass or plastic generated by businesses or consumers which have served their intended end use or usefulness and either have been or would normally be disposed of as solid waste except for the fact that they are separated from solid waste for purposes of collection, recycling or reuse. "Postconsumer waste" or "postindustrial waste" shall not include radioactive waste, as defined in subsection (4)(g) of section 63-3029D, Idaho Code, or hazardous waste, as defined in chapter 44, title 39, Idaho Code.
(b) "Product" means any material resulting from a manufacturing process and offered for sale to the private or public sector which is composed of at least fifty percent (50%) postconsumer waste or postindustrial waste. "Product" does not include any shredded material unless such shredded material is incorporated directly into the manufacturing process.
(c) "Qualified equipment" means machinery or equipment located within Idaho which has at least an estimated three (3) years useful life and at least ninety percent (90%) of the total actual production from the equipment during the previous calendar year utilized postconsumer waste or postindustrial waste. "Qualified equipment" shall not include any machinery or equipment which is used for the collection, as defined herein, of postconsumer waste or postindustrial waste. As used in this section "collection" means:
(i) The acquisition of materials from businesses or the general public through purchase or donation, including the organization of systems for such acquisitions;
(ii) The preparation of materials for over-the-road transportation through cleaning, densification by shredding, baling, or any other method, or coalescence, including the organization of systems for such preparation; or
(iii) The transportation of postconsumer waste or postindustrial waste between separate geographical locations, including the movement of materials around the manufacturing site.
(3) On the list of taxable personal property required by subsection (1) of this section, the property owner, or agent thereof, shall identify all qualified equipment, and all machinery and equipment that does not meet the definitions of qualified equipment.
The property owner, or agent thereof, shall also report use of all qualified equipment, on forms prescribed by the state tax commission.
(4) The county assessor may request additional information of the company to verify the basis of the exemption claimed in this section.
(5) The legislature declares that this exemption is necessary and just.
[63-602CC, added 1997, ch. 117, sec. 22, p. 321.]