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Is there a tax credit for windows, doors, and skylights? Follow

 

Yes , the tax credit for windows, doors, and skylights has been extended through December 31, 2016. 

When:

2012 through 2016

How much:

10% of the cost (not including installation costs), up to $200 for windows and skylights; up to $500 for doors

(cumulative maximum tax credits for windows, doors, and skylights for all years combined is $500)

Timing:

Tax credit in effect in 2012, 2013 and 2014, 2015, and 2016. Must be installed in your "principal residence" between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2016.

Qualifications:

Must be ENERGY STAR certified.

You do not have to replace all the windows/doors/skylights in your home to qualify. And it doesn't need to be a replacement either - installing a new window where there wasn't one previously (like in an addition) qualifies.

Find qualified models:

Look for the ENERGY STAR label.

How to apply:

File Tax Form 5695 with your tax return.

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