Tax Incentive for Sprinklers

Fire sprinklers are an important component in commercial and multifamily buildings that protect property as well as lives, yet a common reason for not installing a sprinkler system is the installation cost. In December of 2017, the United States Congress passed legislation that provides a tax incentive allowing a property owner to immediately write-off the full cost of a sprinkler system. Below is more information including examples of incentives provided. From the perspective of the Wheaton Building Department and Fire Department, we encourage building owners and developers to further investigate this tax incentive to increase safety in buildings while benefiting from these tax incentives.

Fire Sprinkler Incentives (PDF)