The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R.1) which includes a provision that provides homeowners tax incentives for energy efficient improvements made in 2009 and 2010. Among those products that are included in this tax credit are replacement windows and doors.
To be eligible, windows, doors and skylights must have both a U-Factor equal to or less than 0.30 and a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) equal to or less than 0.30.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2009 TAX CREDIT*
1. Purchase a qualifying the window or door must have both a U-Factor and SHGC of 0.30 or lower.
2. Save your sales receipt and each window or door performance label (NFRC/ENERGY STAR® label) with your tax documents.
3. Purchase and install qualifying products beginning January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010 and meet all other requirements outlined in the federal tax code.
4. Claim the tax credit associated with your qualifying purchase on your Federal filing for the 2009 and/or 2010 tax year.