2010 Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency Nearing Expirationby Parameters Construction on 10/08/10
December 31st is the last day to earn the 2010 tax credit of up to $ 1,500 for installing windows, insulation or an energy saving water heater in your home.
Tax Credit: 30% of cost of the home improvement, up to $1,500
Expires: December 31, 2010
Provisions: Must be on an existing home and your principal residence. To claim the credit in 2010, the product will have to be placed in service in 2010. The same goes for 2009 credits.
Extras: Remember to check for state and local programs too.
A variety of products are eligible for the tax credit, however, be careful to check that your specific product is eligible. Eligible products include:
- Energy efficient doors and windows: Installation costs are not eligible for the credit. Other restrictions apply.
- Water Heaters: Credit includes installation costs; some restrictions for energy efficiency apply.
- Insulation: Spray foam, fiberglass, or blow-in cellulose, are all covered as long as they meet IECC requirements. Installation cost is NOT covered.
- HVAC components: Includes advanced air handlers, air force heat pumps, central A/C units, boilers, propane, and gas furnaces. Tax credits include installation costs.
- Metal and asphalt roofs: Credit doesn't include installation costs.