You can NOT claim the energy efficiency tax credits by filing either the 1040EZ form or the 1040A form.
To get the energy efficiency tax credit, you will need to file a 1040 tax form . But, you do not have to itemize, you can take the standard deduction.
You will need to file the following form and submit it with your return:
- Form 5695 Instructions: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i5695.pdfPDF DownloadOpens in New Window
- Form 5695: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f5695.pdfPDF DownloadOpens in New Window