Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Include Home Insulation Projects

Note: The 2014 Federal Tax Credit is no longer active..

Customers who had their homes insulated by USA Insulation in 2014 are now eligible to receive a 10% or up to a $500 tax credit on their 2014 federal taxes. Late last year, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama. The Bill extended the Energy Tax Credits that were available through the end of 2013 for energy efficient home improvements. Eligible home improvements include those made to windows, doors, insulation, HVAC and non-solar water heaters. Consumers who chose to make these improvements in 2012, 2013, and 2014 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 USA Insulation Contracts, applicable Manufacturer's Certification Statements and complete (IRS Form 5695) for tax purposes. The insulation must be "placed into service" during the taxable year of 2014 to qualify as a Tax Credit for 2014.

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

For additional tax credit information:

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

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