To help provide incentives for homeowners to make energy-efficiency home improvements, the federal government offers tax credits as a way to offset the costs of these repairs/changes.
Effective Jan 1, 2023: Provides a tax credit to homeowners equal to 30% of installation costs for the highest efficiency tier products, up to a maximum of $600 for qualified air conditioners and furnaces, and a maximum of $2,000 for qualified heat pumps.
The Inflation Reduction Act expands a homeowner efficiency tax credit, called the Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit. This covers up to 30% of the cost of energy upgrades, with a cap of $1,200 per year.
The credit covers 10% of the cost of the equipment, including items such as home insulation, exterior doors, electric heat pumps, and central air conditioning systems. Just as you would with residential credits, this would also be filed on an IRS form 5695.
A tax refund is also a great opportunity to pay off a chunk of credit card, student loan or other debt you may have. Cutting down on your debt means you’re likely to pay less in interest payments over time, therefore making your refund even more valuable.
Provides a tax credit to homeowners equal to 30% of installation costs for ENERGY STAR® geothermal heat pumps until 2032. That percentage drops to 26% in 2033 and 22% in 2034.
High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program
Provides income-depending rebates to eligible homeowners including:
Tax rebates encourage taxpayers to make certain types of purchases or to stimulate a flagging economy quickly by getting cash into consumers’ hands.