Wednesday, May 10, 2006
TAX BREAK S *** and incentives
Asheville area homeowners and builders are now getting federal tax breaks
for trimming their energy costs under provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005,
which took effect January 1,2006.
Residential buildings could be eligible for the following:• $2,000 for builders of new energy-efficient certified homes• $2,000 for solar water heaters• $500 for certain home improvements• $200 for new windows• $300 for new water heaters, air conditioners and heat pumps• $50 for furnace blowers• $150 for furnaces and boilers• $50-$200 for energy efficient refrigerators, clothes washers and dishwashers
MORE INFO from the Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)
Here are links to useful information form TIAP. This organization, sponsored by a coalition of public interest nonprofit groups, government agencies, and other organizations in the energy efficiency field offer further information.
It is designed to give consumers and businesses information they need to make use of the federal income tax incentives for energy efficient products and technologies passed by Congress as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
New- IRS released tax credit “Guidance Notices” for existing homes, new homes and new manufactured housing on February 21
New- Frequently Asked Questions
New- Updated Information on Vehicle Incentives
In the Greater Asheville area including Buncombe and Madison Counties and the Pisgah Forest region you will find a number of knowledgeable community partners interested in sustainable communities, voluntary simplicity, and the all-important energy efficiency. Look here for a huge list of resources: