Tax Credit for Qualified Energy Efficient Improvements
According to ENERGY STAR®, installing new, energy efficient windows and doors can save you up to another $460 annually. This number is based on an average 2000 sq. ft. home with 300 sq. ft. of window area. Estimates use the Energy Information Administration’s 2005 average gas prices and year-to-date through June 2006 electricity prices. Actual savings will vary by climate region and home characteristics.
To become ENERGY STAR qualified, windows, doors and skylights must be independently tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council and labeled according to ENERGY STAR climate zones. Manufacturers like Simonton® (an ENERGY STAR partner) tailor the components of their windows to work most efficiently where you live.
Take Advantage of the new 2011 Federal Tax Credits – President Obama revised the tax credit with the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2011, signed into law on February 17. These revisions supersede the previous tax credit issued for 2009. Windows, doors, and skylights must now have a U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) less than or equal to 0.30, regardless of climate zone.
* This is a summary of the tax credit elements related to windows and doors as set forth in House bill HR 4853 that was signed into law on December 17, 2010, which among other things, extends, with modifications, the tax credits in Section 25C of the Internal Revenue Code. Moss Replacement Windows verifies only that its products with an ENERGY STAR label will meet the ENERGY STAR performance criteria for the particular climate zones indicated on the label. Moss Replacement Windows bears no responsibility in validating or obtaining the tax credit and expressly disclaims any responsibility for determining whether a particular purchase or application qualifies for the tax credit. Further, Moss Replacement Windows does not intend to and is not providing legal or tax advice and recommends that purchasers consult their own tax advisor or the IRS to determine whether the products they purchase for a particular application qualify for the tax credit.
Other Tax Credits, Rebates and Offers – Many states and other governmental bodies, utilities and organizations offer rebates, tax credits and other special offers when you buy ENERGY STAR qualified products. Use the Special Offer/Rebate Finder on this page to see what’s available in your area.
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