Atlanta replacement window tax credits
How can the ENERGY TAX CREDIT benefit your home improvement project?
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed a stimulus bill (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) that includes tax credit incentives for homeowners who make energy-efficient home improvements.
The approved bill gives homeowners the ability to obtain a tax credit of 30 percent of the cost of qualifying energy-efficient windows and doors to a maximum of $1,500 per household for 2009 and 2010. The new Energy Tax Credit provides a significant increase from what was previously available under a similar bill. Requirements include:
- The windows purchased must be equal to or below a U-Factor of 0.30 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30.
- The purchase of the qualified windows must be made during the taxable year for which the credit is being claimed.
- The tax credit is allowable only for qualified window units placed in service in 2009 and 2010.
- To apply for the tax credit, homeowners must provide receipt of purchase, NFRC labels, and the manufacturer’s certification statement, as well as all window labels and stickers.
Qualifying Replacement Window Products are offered by Schantz Home Improvement Company.
Windows and doors must meet a high level of energy-efficiency to qualify for this tax credit and the cost usually exceeds the tax credits available.
President Obama’s incentives are outlined on the Energy Star web site
Rebates and Tax Credits for Windows, Doors, and Skylights.