Can I use an unused 2017 Energy Credit in 2020?
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Can I use an unused 2017 Energy Credit in 2020?

Can I use a 2017 new home energy credit (that I was not aware of that year) on my 2020 return or do I need to file an amended 2017 return?

NOTE: this for a property owned by an LLC which gives me a K1 for my personal return.

 

If I have to file an amended 2017 return then do I need to amend the 2018 and 2019 returns?

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Level 12

Can I use an unused 2017 Energy Credit in 2020?

If credit is on a 2017 K1 it has to go into the 2017 return.  Amend 2017 and if  the credit is not used up in 2017 amend 2018 with the credit carry forward .

Level 15

Can I use an unused 2017 Energy Credit in 2020?

Credits must be claimed in the year the expense occurs.  That would mean amending both your 2017 returns.

 

Also, if a multi-member LLC owns a home, I'm not sure you are eligible for the energy efficient improvement questions for your personal home.  You would have to double-check the rules.  If the LLC is a homebuilder and built an efficient home,  there are different credits that might be available. 

*Answers are correct to the best of my ability at the time of posting but do not constitute legal or tax advice.*
Returning Member

Can I use an unused 2017 Energy Credit in 2020?

First - I appreciate your quick reply.

 

Per this blog I think we qualify since these were newly built specifically for us:

https://www.walkerreid.com/faqs-about-the-45l-tax-credit/

 

My question was the 2017 vs 2020 issue and it looks like 2017 is the answer.

 

Thanks again,

Terry

Returning Member

Can I use an unused 2017 Energy Credit in 2020?

Thanks for the quick reply.  Looks like I'll have to amend the 2017 form 1065, then the 2017 1040.

 

-Terry

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