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We bought new windows for our house for $7900. How do we apply that on our taxes for an energy credit

 
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LindaA
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We bought new windows for our house for $7900. How do we apply that on our taxes for an energy credit

To enter the cost of your qualifying energy-efficient windows in TurboTax:

  • Open (continue) your return in TurboTax Online. (If your return isn't open, you'll need to sign in, click Take me to my return, then click Pick up where I left off.)
  • Click My Account (top right of your screen).
  • Select Tools.
  • In the pop-up window, select Topic Search.
  • In the search bar, type 5695.
  • In the results box, highlight 5695, residential energy credit, then click GO.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to complete this section. Be sure to click the Learn more links if you have any questions. After you enter the cost of your windows (click the screenshot below for reference) and answer the corresponding questions, TurboTax will determine if you qualify for an energy credit.  


Note: If using the TurboTax CD/Download software, you'll use the Find function (instead of "My Account") to search for the topic.


The Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit has a lifetime total combined limit of $500 (up to $200 of which may be for windows or skylights), so if you have claimed the credit in a prior year your 2016 deduction may be reduced. See IRS Instructions for Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits for more information.


Can I claim energy-saving home improvements? https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300639

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