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Energy Tax Credits Back For 2013


The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the so-called Fiscal Cliff Bill passed at the beginning of this year) 
reinstated the energy efficiency tax credits for windows and doors, which had previously expired at the end of 
2011. Highlights of the new 2013 federal tax credits include:
 
Provides a consumer tax credit up to 
$200 for 10% of the cost of qualified 
replacement windows. (Does not 
include installation costs.] 


Provides a consumer tax credit up to 
$500 for 10% of the cost of qualified 
doors. (Does not include installation 
costs.) 


Applies to ENERGY STAR® qualified 
windows and doors installed 
between January 1, 2013 and 
December 31, 2013. 


Limits consumers to a lifetime 
maximum tax credit of $500.

 The 
lifetime limit is for any combination of tax credit qualifying products (windows, doors, insulation, HVAC, 
roofing, etc.) from 2006 to 2013. Consumers who have already reached or exceeded the limit are not 
eligible to claim the credit in 2013. 


As in past years, this is a tax credit, not a deduction -- which means this credit will be applied directly to the 
balance due the IRS on a homeowner's tax return, or increase their refund.