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I'm buying a new product that qualifies for the tax credit. How do I know which components associated with it are also eligible for the credit? For example, for a qualified roof, would the nuts & bolts, be included? Follow

IRS has not issued specific written guidance on this question. The rule of thumb that has become informal IRS guidance is that if the component is a critical piece of the product's energy efficiency then it is covered, but if it is the same component that you would use on a non-qualified product (a regular roof), then it would not be covered. The following products are probably not covered by the tax credit: nuts & bolts; gutter for a new roof hearth; stovepipe or chimney for a biomass stove; and new ducts for an air conditioner or furnace.  You can also contact the IRS directly: www.irs.gov/contact 

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