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Energy Efficient Tax Credits

(We strongly advise you to consult with your tax advisor on all matters regarding taxes prior to filing.)

Last Updated: 11/09/2015

Tax Year: 2015

(Solar Panels / Photovoltaic Systems)

This insulation tax credit is in addition to any credits previously taken for insulation and are capped at $500 per 0.5 kW generated.

  • Tax credit of 30% of the total installed cost with no upper limit through 2016.
  • Both existing homes and new construction qualify.
  • Both principle residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.
  • Installation costs are covered.
  • Submit IRS FORM 5695 with your taxes.
  • Keep a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Download: Attic Breeze® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2016)

Download: Solar Royal™ - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2011-2016)


Tax Year: 2012 - 2014

Insulation

The qualifying products and methods of documenting the credit have remained the same.

  • Home owners receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost of material up to a $500 total credit assuming they haven't already exceeded the $500 in previous years.
  • Installation costs are NOT covered.
  • Submit IRS FORM 5695 with your taxes.
  • Keep a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Download: Radiant Barrier - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Download: Handi Foam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Download: Cellofoam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Download: Attic Tent® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

(Solar Panels / Photovoltaic Systems)

This tax credit is in addition to any credits previously taken for insulation and are capped at $500 per 0.5 kW generated.

  • Tax credit of 30% of the total installed cost with no upper limit through 2016.
  • Both existing homes and new construction qualify.
  • Both principle residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.
  • Installation costs are covered.
  • Submit IRS FORM 5695 with your taxes.
  • Keep a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Download: Attic Breeze® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2016)

Download: Solar Royal™ - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2011-2016)


Tax Year: 2011

Insulation

The qualifying products and methods of documenting the credit have remained the same.

  • Home owners receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost of material up to a $500 total credit assuming they haven't already exceeded the $500 from 2005 to 2010.
  • Must be placed into service during 2011 in the homeowner's primary residence.
  • Installation costs are NOT covered.
  • Submit IRS FORM 5695 with your taxes.
  • Keep a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Download: Radiant Barrier - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Download: Handi Foam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Download: Cellofoam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Download: Attic Tent® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement

Solar Panels / Photovoltaic Systems

This credit is in addition to the credits for insulation and are not capped.

  • Tax credit of 30% of the total installed cost with no upper limit through 2016.
  • Both existing homes and new construction qualify.
  • Both principle residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.
  • Installation costs are covered.
  • Submit IRS FORM 5695 with your taxes.
  • Keep a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Download: Attic Breeze® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2016)


Tax Year: 2009 - 2010

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

On February 17, 2009 President Obama signed the stimulus bill "The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009."  This bill increasing many of the tax credits.  In addition the definition of insulation was expanded to reference the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.

"any insulation material or system which is specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat loss or gain of a dwelling unit when installed in or on such dwelling unit, and meets the prescriptive criteria for such material or system established by the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code, as such Code (including supplements) is in effect on the date of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009,"

  • Customers can now receive a tax credit of 30% of the cost of material up to a $1,500 total credit.
  • Must be placed into service during 2009 or 2010 in the homeowner's primary residence.
  • Installation costs are not covered.
  • Submit IRS FORM 5695 with your taxes.
  • Keep a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Download: Radiant Barrier - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2010)

Download: Handi Foam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2010)

Download: Cellofoam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2010)

Download: Attic Breeze® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2016)

Download: Attic Tent® - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2010)


Tax Year: 2008

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 signed by President Bush on October 3, 2008 extended and increase many of tax credits for energy efficient home improvements which had expired in 2007.  Federal tax credits will be given for qualifying improvements made during 2009.

Download: Radiant Barrier - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009)

Download: Handi Foam - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2009-2010)


Tax Year: 2006 - 2007

The Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005

The Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005 Section 25C allows for tax credits on energy upgrades including insulation products when purchased in 2006 or 2007.

  • Residential customers can receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost of material when you purchase insulation in 2006 or 2007 for use in your residence.  The maximum cumulative amount you can receive for 2006 and 2007 is $500.  The residential applications that qualify for this credit are attics, walls, and crawl spaces.
  • Commercial businesses can receive a tax credit of 30% of the cost of material when they purchase insulation in 2006 or 2007 for use in a commercial building.

Download: Radiant Barrier - Manufacturer's Certification Statement (2006-2007)



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Energy Star on Tax Credits


(This information is for reference only.  We strongly advise you to consult with your tax advisor on all matters regarding taxes prior to filing.)

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