3M - Tax Credit For Window Film

Tax Credit For Window Film
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The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created federal tax credits for homeowners who make certain energy efficient improvements. On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008", which extended tax credits for energy efficient home improvements made in 2009. Consumers purchasing qualifying 3M Window Film products between January 1 and December 31, 2009 can receive a 2009 tax credit. Click here for a list of qualifying 3M Window Film products (PDF, 1.3 Mb). A tax credit directly reduces your overall income tax, which is much better than a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax. Homeowners can receive a 10 percent credit on the costs of qualified window film products, up to a maximum of $500.
Complete IRS form 5695 and file your 2009 Income Tax Return by April 15, 2010. Download IRS form 5695 (PDF, 328 Kb) from the IRS website, along with a list of other available energy efficiency tax credits. You will need a copy of the dealer invoice for the window film product, separated by cost for film and installation. Installation costs are not eligible for the tax credit. You will also need a copy of the manufacturer’s certification statement, which determines which products qualify based upon where you reside. Make sure to keep a copy of both of these documents for your records.
More Than One Way to Save Money...
Energy efficiency can lower your federal tax bill and your monthly energy bill. Heat gained through windows makes up a significant portion of your summer utility bill. 3M Window Films reduces heat gain by up to 79 percent, which helps lower energy consumption.
Other Advantages of 3M Window Film
In addition to energy and dollar savings, window film offers numerous other advantages. As a homeowner, you can improve indoor comfort by reducing or eliminating hot spots. Another benefit is reduced fading of your home furnishings, helping to keep your home looking beautiful. By blocking up to 99% of the sun’s UV rays, our films help protect your family. Selecting 3M Window Films give you peace of mind. That’s because we have one of the most comprehensive warranties you can get; backed by a company you know and trust.
Another Great 3M Product You Can Trust
In the home, in the office, in the lab and on the work site, every day people all over the world turn to 3M products. Our quality is unchallenged and our commitment to innovation is unmatched. From great consumer brands like Scotch Tape and Post-it Notes, to leading edge technology and medical products, 3M has earned the world’s trust.
To Learn More or Purchase Window Film
Our 3M Authorized Dealers are skilled solutions providers and are available to answer questions or provide assistance. To purchase 3M Window Film, you can find a dealer near you by visiting www.3m.com/prestige. To learn more about window film, visit www.3m.com/windowfilm.
Manufacturer's Certification Statement pdf 1.4 mb IRS form 5695 pdf 330 kb Tax Credit Brochure pdf 401 Kb
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Question     Are window films covered by the tax credit?
Answer Certain window films - if purchased in 2009 or 2010 - are able to qualify for the tax credit if the manufacturer certifies that, similar to insulation, the window film meets the statutory criteria. If the specific window film satisfies the requirements of a "qualifying insulation system," and the manufacturer certifies the product as meeting those requirements, the product is eligible for the tax credit of 30% of the cost of the window film, up to $1,500.
There is currently no ENERGY STAR label for window films or tints. At this time, there is an insufficient number of window film products that have been certified through the National Fenestration Rating Council (www.nfrc.org) to include them in ENERGY STAR for Windows, Doors, and Skylights.
For more information, visit the International Window Film Association's web site
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