Consumer Energy Tax Incentives
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 extended many consumer tax incentives originally introduced in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT) and amended in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343).
See the summary of the energy tax incentives included in the
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Below is a summary of many of the tax credits available to consumers.
Please see the ENERGY STAR® page on Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency for complete details.
Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits
Consumers who purchase and install specific products, such as energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment in existing homes can receive a tax credit for 30% of the cost, up to $1,500, for improvements "placed in service" starting January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. See EnergyStar.gov for a complete summary of energy efficiency tax credits available to consumers.
Treasury and IRS Provide Guidance for Energy Credits for Homeowners: http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154657,00.html