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The How To Center is designed to provide you with tips and tools for maximizing the stimulus tax credits for residential energy efficiency improvements.

How To: Learn about the new energy efficiency tax credits

  • Visit the Learn section to read about the ARRA federal tax credits
  • Find out if your 2009 or 2010 home upgrades qualify for the tax credit
  • Review the potential savings of investing in renewable energy improvements
  • Click here to use the True Cost Home Energy Savings Estimator

How To: Qualify for the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit

  • Install qualified upgrades to your primary, existing residence in 2009 or 2010
  • For installations after 2/17/09, make sure they meet the new ARRA minimums
  • Click here to use the Home Improvement Tax Savings Estimator
  • Claim eligible tax credits of 30%, up to $1,500, for 2009 or 2010

How To: Qualify for the Residential Energy Property Tax Credit

  • Install certain renewable energy improvements to new or existing homes
  • Click here to use the Green Home Tax Savings Estimator
  • Make sure that your contractor provides a break-down of costs
  • Claim eligible tax credits of 30% beginning in 2009

How To: Claim the tax credits on your federal return

  • Claim the Non-Business Energy Property tax credit in 2009 or 2010
  • Claim the Residential Energy Efficient Property between 1/1/09 and 12/31/16
  • Retain copies of the manufacturer's certification and sales receipts
  • Consult your tax advisor and file IRS Form 5695 with your federal return
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