Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
mvigarino
New Member

In addition to the 30% credit, Can we depreciate the cost of solar panels installed on our primary residence in 2019, assuming we itemize?

 
1 Reply
KarenJ2
Expert Alumni

In addition to the 30% credit, Can we depreciate the cost of solar panels installed on our primary residence in 2019, assuming we itemize?

Depreciation of solar panels is only available for  for business property, either your primary home or a secondary home that you live in for part of the year.  You could depreciate it if your home or second home was a rental.

 

The residential energy credit is nonrefundable—if the credit is more than your tax liability, it can be carried forward to next year's tax return. .Also, taxpayers who take the 30% credit for solar energy property installed in their principal residence or vacation home must reduce their basis in the property by the amount of the credit.

 

Instructions for Form 5695

 

Form 5695 Residential Energy Credits

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v