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sprague
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We had new siding, tyvek, and new windows installed in our home in Sept. 2015. Can we claim a deduction on our taxes?

We installed energy-efficient windows, vinyl siding, and tyvek house wrap. Does this quality for an energy tax credit?

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Heather14
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We had new siding, tyvek, and new windows installed in our home in Sept. 2015. Can we claim a deduction on our taxes?

Yes, you can claim a Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500, for the windows and the Tyvek house wrap (not including installation costs), if they meet or exceed the Energy Star program requirements, and if they were installed in your main home. 

Please see the following IRS link for more information:  https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i5695/ch01.html#d0e153


You can check your windows and house wrap/insulation to see  if it meets the standards to be eligible for Federal Income Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency at the following link:

https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits



No, the siding does not qualify for the credit per the IRS rules (see page 5, 1st column at top of page: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5695.pdf:(  "A component is not specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat loss or gain of your home if it provides structural support or a finished surface (such as drywall or siding) or its principal purpose is to serve any function unrelated to the reduction of heat loss or gain."

Heather14
New Member

We had new siding, tyvek, and new windows installed in our home in Sept. 2015. Can we claim a deduction on our taxes?

Yes, you can claim a Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit of 10% of the cost, up to $500, for the windows and the Tyvek house wrap (not including installation costs), if they meet or exceed the Energy Star program requirements, and if they were installed in your main home. 

Please see the following IRS link for more information:  https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i5695/ch01.html#d0e153


You can check your windows and house wrap/insulation to see  if it meets the standards to be eligible for Federal Income Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency at the following link:

https://www.energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits



No, the siding does not qualify for the credit per the IRS rules (see page 5, 1st column at top of page: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5695.pdf:(  "A component is not specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat loss or gain of your home if it provides structural support or a finished surface (such as drywall or siding) or its principal purpose is to serve any function unrelated to the reduction of heat loss or gain."

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