Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credit

What is it?

  • Stimulus incentives to improve home energy efficiency
  • 30% federal tax credit for certain upgrades made in 2009-2010
  • Eligible upgrades may include windows, roofs, furnaces, and more
  • Renewable energy improvements may qualify for a 30% tax credit

Why is it important now?

  • The stimulus law provides significant tax incentives
  • You can increase the value of your home
  • Qualified upgrades must meet certain energy efficiency standards
  • Certain renewable energy upgrades may help you save even more

How does it work?

  • Upgrade the energy efficiency of your primary residence
  • Tax credits for qualified improvements up to $1,500 for 20092010
  • Renewable energy improvements include solar panels and more
  • There is no dollar limit for the renewable energy tax credit
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Straight from the Source

Click here to see pages 208-210 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act section concerning the Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit. See pages 205-207 to read about the Residential Energy Efficient Property Tax Credit.


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