Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Include Home Insulation Projects

Note: The 2013 Federal Tax Credit is no longer active.

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, also referred to as the “Fiscal Cliff” Bill, was signed into law by President Obama on January 2nd of 2013. The Bill has extended Energy Tax Credits for energy efficient home improvements made during 2012 and 2013 (an extension of the 2011 Tax Credits). Eligible home improvements include those made to windows, doors, insulation, HVAC and non-solar water heaters. Consumers who choose to make these improvements in 2012 and 2013 can receive an energy tax credit for 10 percent of the cost, up to $500.

For insulation to qualify, the primary purpose must be to insulate. For example, aluminum siding does not qualify as insulation. A manufacturer's certification is required and the insulation must be expected to last for at least 5 years, or carry a 2 year warranty.

Consumers should keep any receipts and Manufacturer's Certification Statements for tax purposes (IRS Form 5695). The insulation must be "placed into service" during the taxable years of 2012 and/or 2013.

If you are interested in adding home insulation, please contact USA Insulation for a free estimate.

The following documents will be needed to redeem the Federal Tax Credit:

For additional tax credit information:

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