How to Claim the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Credit in Atlanta in 2020

As far as energy-efficient HVAC installation in Atlanta, there’s great news for homeowners this tax season.

The Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit has been extended through 2020. This can entitle you to reductions for energy-efficient home improvements, like new heating and cooling equipment, water heaters and heat pumps.

How Do I Know if My Equipment Qualifies?

To qualify for the reduction, the residence must be the taxpayer’s chief house in the USA. The improvement should have a life of at least five years, with the original use originating with the homeowner.

What Kinds of Changes are Regarded as High-Efficiency Updates?

Usually, this tax reduction is equivalent to 10% of the expense of the ensuing energy-saving enhancements 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
  • Certain exterior storm windows, skylights and storm doors
  • Solar/geothermal energy equipment, such as solar electricity, solar water heaters and geothermal heat pumps

Is There a Limit to How Much I Can Claim?

Yes, there’s a lifetime limitation of $500 per home. This means if you have claimed this credit in prior years, you must lower any credit you claimed earlier.

If you have claimed the maximum amount, you won’t be eligible for any additional incentives through this extension.

Credit Limits for Particular Equipment

Tax reductions are restricted for certain qualified items:

  • Windows and skylights—$200
  • Advanced main air circulation—$50
  • Hot water boilers—$150
  • Energy-efficient systems—$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 Units Today

Been putting off buying new heating and cooling units? Call the Experts at 678-235-9699 or contact us online. We can help you select an energy-efficient system you can get tax benefits during the upcoming year.

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