How to Earn the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit in the Wasatch Front region in 2020

When it comes to energy-efficient HVAC installation in the Wasatch Front region, there’s good news for your family this tax season.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit will now go through 2020. This could entitle you to credits for energy-efficient home improvements, like new heating and cooling equipment, water heaters and heat pumps.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?

To become eligible for the incentive, the house should be the taxpayer’s chief home in the United States. The improvement must have a life of five years or more, with the first use originating with the homeowner.

What Varieties of Changes are Regarded as High-Efficiency Renovations?

Typically, this tax credit is equivalent to 10% of the expense of the subsequent energy-saving improvements that match certain ENERGY STAR® requirements:

  • Advanced main air-circulating fans
  • Energy-efficient gas, propane or oil furnaces
  • Energy-efficient gas, propane or oil hot water boilers
  • Energy-efficient heat pumps
  • Energy-efficient water heaters
  • Energy-efficient central air conditioners
  • Insulation
  • Particular metal and asphalt roofing
  • Particular exterior storm windows, skylights and storm doors
  • Solar/geothermal energy products, for instance solar electricity, solar water heaters and geothermal heat pumps

Is There a Maximum Amount I Can Claim?

Yes, there’s a lifetime maximum credit of $500 per home. This means if you have taken this credit in past years, you must lower any credit you already claimed.

If you have claimed the highest amount, you won’t be eligible for any additional credits through this expansion.

Credit Limits for Certain Items

Incentives are limited for some qualified solutions:

  • Windows and skylights—$200
  • Advanced main air circulation—$50
  • Hot water boilers—$150
  • Energy-efficient units—$300

If you have questions about how you can benefit from the extension of the residential energy efficient property tax credit, download Form 5695 or contact your tax advisor for assistance.

Upgrade Your Heating and Cooling Equipment Today

Been putting off upgrading your heating and cooling equipment? Talk with the Experts at 801-436-8985 or contact us online. We can help you find an energy-efficient system you can get tax benefits during the upcoming year.

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