ARRA / Stimulus package $1,500 home energy improvement tax credits (redux!)


We continue to get tons of questions about the new $1,500 tax credit available for home energy improvements and included in the stimulus package. Repeating my earlier post, the ARRA includes increased tax credits for 30% of the cost of qualifying improvements up to $1,500 for improvements installed between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.  We have put together an updated summary of the credits and answers to the most common questions we get in an summary page on our website. 

ENERGY STAR also has detailed information on the credits. The Alliance to Save Energy also has a similar summary with notes that complement the ENERGY STAR notes. Good stuff that applies to almost every project that GreenHomes completes!


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6 Responses to “ARRA / Stimulus package $1,500 home energy improvement tax credits (redux!)”

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  4. Ansel Says:

    Great insights. I cherished to read your blog post. You must be putting a lot of time into your website

  5. Jill Roodbeen Says:

    If we used the $1500 tax credit on our 2009 taxes on a door wall we purchased. Can we use the $1500 tax credit on windows we had purchased in 2010 again?

    • Mike Rogers Says:

      Unfortunately, there’s a “lifetime” cap of $1,500–so if you’ve already maxed out, you can’t claim additional credit. Of course, verify all tax information with your tax preparer.

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