Are you thinking about replacing the windows, roof, HVAC system, or water heater in your primary residence? If you are, you might want to do it by December 31, 2010 and qualify for the Residential Energy tax credit.
The Residential Energy tax credit is available to primary homeowners who upgrade their homes. (Second homes and investment property does not qualify.) Homeowners can receive a tax credit of 30%–up to a maximum credit of $1500– for energy efficient upgrades. The tax credit expires on 12/31/10, so there is still time to upgrade older, inefficient systems.
The following system upgrades to your primary residence are eligible for the tax credit:
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
- Insulation–bulk insulation, weather stripping, caulk, etc.
- Windows and Doors
- Water Heaters
To claim the credit, keep your receipts and manufacturers certifications. Use IRS form #5695, Residential Energy Credits, with your 2010 tax return.