New Inflation Reduction Act expands tax credits and money-saving rebates for homeowners
Energy Efficient Tax Credits 25C and 45L currently exist; however, the Act has expanded upon the potential tax credits available when energy-efficient equipment is installed in new or existing homes for 2023.
- Energy Efficient Home Improvement Tax Credit (25C)*
Provides a 30% credit rate with an annual cap of $1,200 and up to $2,000 for qualified heat pumps. This credit will be an annual tax credit opportunity for homeowners, whereas it was previously a one-time credit.
- New Energy Efficient Home Tax Credit (45L)
Targets developers and building contractors, offers up to $2,500 for Energy Star certified new construction, and up to $5,000 for DOE Zero-Energy Ready new construction.
* The 2023 version of the 25C tax credit is contingent on equipment that meets the highest Consortium of Energy Efficiency (CEE) tier. However, the 2023 CEE Tiers are not yet finalized for M1 standards.
The Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs included in the IRA are federally funded programs that individual state energy offices will be responsible for developing and managing at the state level.**
- High-Efficiency Electric Home Rebate Program
An income-based rebate program that can cover up to 100% of the project costs for low-income homeowners, or 50% for moderate incomes.
- Home Energy-Performance-Based Whole-Home Rebate (The HOMES rebate program)
A performance-based rebate program that may allow a homeowner to receive up to $4,000 per dwelling. The amount could be doubled for low-to-moderate income households.
**The rebate programs are still awaiting guidance from the U.S. Department of Energy. Once guidance is received, the rebate programs will be administered by the state energy offices.
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