Did you have a big remodeling project this year? You may be able to deduct some of those expenses if they were energy-efficient improvements by way of the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit. Doing things like installing insulation, new windows or furnaces qualify. However, you can only claim $500 over your lifetime.
If you have installed a solar electric system, solar hot water heaters, wind turbines, fuel cell property, or geothermal heat pumps in your home, look into the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit. This credit will give back 30% of what you spend on running those features. There is currently no cap on the amount of credit, except for on the fuel cell property. Find out if your home qualifies!
In fact, the IRS is suggesting that before you purchase energy-saving home improvement items, make sure to check for a certification statement first. You can find these on the packaging of the item, or through the company that sells them. For more information, view form 5695. Going green can really pay off!
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