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Energy Efficient Windows Tax Credit Expiring

Sep 30

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The previously-expired energy efficiency tax credit was re-established as of January 2, 2013 as a part of the legislation that helped us avoid a government shutdown. This re-established tax credit is expiring December 31st, 2013, so now is the time to act if you want to take advantage of these tax savings! Your windows must be installed by December 31st


The tax credit, known as the 25C tax credit, provides up to $500 in federal tax credits for energy-efficient windows.


This tax credit is retroactive, meaning you can qualify for it even if you had your windows installed in 2012 when the energy-efficient tax credit was expired.


The tax credit is for 10 percent of the materials portion of your order, up to $500. It is important to note, however, that if you have already taken advantage of energy-efficient improvement tax credits since 2006, you are not eligible to receive more if you have already received the $500 cap.


How to Qualify for the Energy Efficient Windows & Doors Tax Credit:

The requirements for qualifying for the energy efficient windows and door tax credit are:


  • All ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors.
  • Credit of 10 percent up to $ 200 on windows.
  • Credit of 10 percent up to $ 500 on doors.
  • Installation labor costs NOT eligible.
  • Total credit cannot exceed $ 500.
  • Lifetime $ 500 tax credit limit; 2006 – 2012.

The tax credit is only available on window installations completed before Dec. 31st, 2013, so find a dealer in your area or contact us directly to get your window replacement project started before time runs out!

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