Tax Incentives

Multiple federal, local and utility tax credits and rebates are available. We can give you information specific to your area. Following are some links with credits and rebates information.

Please be sure to consult your tax professional regarding any tax credits or deductions. This information is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of any accounting or financial strategy.

Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424)

This is a a one-time tax credit for home and commercial building owners that is available through December 31, 2016.

The credit is 30% of the total cost including installation for residential installations of ground loop or ground water geothermal heat pumps. Existing homes & new construction qualify. This may be your principal residences or a second home.  If the home is a rental it would not qualify.  If you are subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax, the credit may be claimed the following year.

For commercial buildings there is a credit of 10% available.

Add-on components such as backup systems and ducts are not included in the “total cost” on which the credit is based.

 There are qualifications:

  • The system must meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • Units installed from 2009 through 2016 are eligible for the full credit
  • You file for the credit with your tax return (Check the energystar.gov link below for specific filing information)

 Documentation Required:

Be sure to keep copies of all your purchase invoices on file.  You don’t need to file them with your taxes, but they are needed if you are ever audited.  Make sure your invoice clearly states that you have purchased a "Geothermal Heat Pump" and that it "Exceeds requirements of ENERGY STAR® program currently in effect".

 

Manufacturer’s Certification Statement:

This certifies that the product qualifies for the tax credit.  You may be able to get the certification from the manufacturer's website.  You can also contact the manufacturer.  Once you have obtained it, be sure to keep a copy for your records, but you don't have to submit it with your tax return.

For the most current and accurate information see the official website at energystar.gov: Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

 

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

http://www.dsireusa.org/

DSIRE™ was established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.  It is a great place to find information on federal, state and local incentives related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Florida Incentives Page:

www.dsireusa.org

Disclaimer

The information shown here is provided as an informational, but unofficial list of possible incentives. It is not our intention to offer any sort of tax or financial advice.  Please verify all details before making purchase decisions for your project.

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