Energy Efficiency Tax Credits Extended through 2013

January 28, 2013

The passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act in January brought with it a reinstatement of the 25c energy-efficient tax credits for windows, doors and skylights. Valid retroactively for 2012 and through the end of 2013, the homeowner tax credit includes up to 10 percent of the cost of building envelope improvements with a maximum deduction of $500. 

While the tax credits are too small to initiate large numbers of window purchases, they could stimulate some upgrades with already planned purchases. Regardless, the reinstatement of energy efficient tax credits is a positive sign that the fenestration industry’s advocacy efforts are starting to pay off in Washington. We can be cautiously optimistic that enhanced incentives might be possible in the future. 

Additional details about the tax credits are available through Window & Door Magazine. Please feel free to contact me with questions or for more information on Quanex’s advocacy efforts. 

Eric Jackson 
Director of External Affairs

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