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What You Need to Know About the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit



The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit allows eligible homeowners to claim a tax credit for making certain energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. Qualifying improvements include installing energy-efficient windows, doors, insulation, roofing materials, and certain HVAC systems. 


To qualify for the credit, homeowners must meet specific eligibility criteria outlined by the IRS. This includes ensuring that the improvements meet certain energy efficiency standards and that they are installed in the taxpayer's primary residence. Additionally, the IRS provides detailed instructions on how to claim the credit, including documentation requirements and where to report it on the tax return. Don’t worry about the specific forms. Our trusted CPA’s at Terranova and Associates will take care of that for you. 


The Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit provides a financial incentive for homeowners to invest in energy-efficient upgrades, promoting energy conservation and reducing utility costs.


Qualifying improvements for the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit include:


Insulation: Installation of insulation materials designed to reduce heat loss or gain.


Windows and Doors: Replacement of windows, skylights, and exterior doors with energy-efficient models meeting specific energy performance criteria.


Roofing: Installation of certain metal or asphalt roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings or cooling granules that meet Energy Star requirements.


Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems: Upgrades to central air conditioning systems, heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, or water heaters that meet specific energy efficiency standards.


Biomass Stoves: Installation of biomass-fueled stoves used for heating or generating electricity.


It's important to note that not all energy-efficient improvements qualify for the credit, and the IRS has specific requirements regarding product efficiency and installation. 


To find out more check out the IRS websites linked below or reach out to our office at office@terranovacpa.com



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