To be eligible for the credit, windows, doors, and skylight must:
- Meet the ENERGY STAR program requirements
- Be installed in a taxpayer's primary residence
- Be installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016
Homeowners may receive a tax credit equal to 10% of the product cost (installation costs may NOT be included) up to:
- $200 for eligible windows and skylights
- $500 for eligible doors
Homeowners may receive no more than $500 total for all energy efficiency tax credits. If you claimed an energy efficiency credit in a previous taxable year, please consult a tax professional or visit www.irs.gov to determine your remaining eligibility for this credit.
For more information about this credit or those from previous years, visit www.irs.gov and see the instructions for Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits.
Look for ENERGY STAR When Purchasing Products
Windows, doors, and skylights that are eligible for a federal tax credit must meet strict criteria. ENERGY STAR makes it easy to find the right products. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to be sure the product you are buying is eligible for the tax credit. To see examples of ENERGY STAR labels for your Climate Zone, click here.