Many energy-saving home improvements qualify for tax credits that can reduce your tax liability. Coupled with rebates and incentives, they help make smart energy choices pencil out.
Save Even More with Tax Credits
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Tax Credits
The Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP) provides resources to help you take advantage of federal income tax incentives for energy-efficient home improvements. Congress first passed the incentives in 2005 as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and has amended them several times since then.
TIAP is sponsored by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government agencies and other energy efficiency organizations in the energy efficiency field. For more information, please visit the TIAP website.
Steps to Take Smart Energy Action
Visit the TIAP Website
If you're not sure where to start, check out the TIAP Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please note that TIAP cannot provide tax advice. You should contact a tax professional with questions specific to your situation.
Who is Eligible?
Tax credits for home energy improvements, such as windows, insulation, and envelope and duct sealing
Home Heating and Cooling Equipment
Tax credits for installing energy-efficient air conditioners, heat pumps, gas or oil furnaces and furnace fans, and gas, oil or electric heat pump water heaters in new or existing homes
Tax credits for hybrid gasoline-electric, diesel, battery-electric, alternative fuel and fuel cell vehicles
On-site Renewable Energy Systems
Tax credits for qualified solar water heating and photovoltaic systems, small wind and geothermal heat pump systems
Fuel Cells and Microturbines
Tax credits for qualifying systems that generate electricity on site