Home Improvement Tax Credits

  • Tax Credits for Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems

    Upgrading to an energy-efficient heating and cooling system can save hundreds on your utility bills and earn you a tax credit worth as much as $1,500. Read

  • Tax Credits for Replacing Your Roof

    Replacing your roof with a qualifying energy-efficient metal or asphalt roof can cut your cooling bill and earn you a $1,500 tax credit. Read

  • Tax Credits for Adding or Replacing Insulation

    A federal tax credit makes adding insulation an even cheaper way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and cut your heating and cooling bills. Read

  • Tax Credits for Replacing Windows, Doors, and Skylights

    If money seems to be escaping through drafty windows, doors, and skylights, this federal tax credit might make energy-efficient replacements more affordable. Read

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    Make Your Home Energy Efficient and Get a $1,500 Tax Credit

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    Start out the new year by making your home more energy efficient, and earn a $1,500 tax credit at the same time!

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    Claim 2009 Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Home Improvements

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    Homeowners who have made energy efficient improvements to their existing homes in 2009, or who plan to do so in 2010, will want to watch this video, which details how you can reap the benefits when you file your 2009 tax return. Improvements such as adding insulation, energy efficient exterior windows and energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems could qualify you for a $1,500 tax credit.

    A similar credit was available for 2007, but was not available in 2008. Homeowners should be aware that the standards in the new law are higher than the standards for the credit that was available in 2007 for products that qualify as “energy efficient” for purposes of this tax credit.

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