2016 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency – Roofing
A number of tax credits for residential energy efficiency have been renewed. These tax credits are available for purchases made in 2016, as well as retroactive to purchases made in 2015. ENERGY STAR products eligible for tax credits are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment. Use up to 30% less energy in your home by outfitting it with ENERGY STAR products available across more than 70 categories.
Tax Credit: 10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300.
Expires: December 31, 2016
Details: Must be an existing home & your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not apply.
Federal Tax Credits: Roofs
This tax credit is for ENERGY STAR certified metal and asphalt roofs with pigmented coatings or cooling granules designed to reduce heat gain. Learn More and Find Products.
Tax Credit Amount: 10% of cost
Note: There is a total combined credit limit of $500 for all purchases/improvements for all years since 2005. For purposes of figuring the roof credit, do not include labor costs.
Requirement: ENERGY STAR certification
Qualified roof products reflect more of the sun’s rays, which can lower roof surface temperature by up to 100F, decreasing the amount of heat transferred into your home.
Qualified Roof Type Requirements
Metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings and asphalt roofs with appropriate cooling granules that also meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
Tax Credit does NOT include installation costs.
How to Apply
How do I apply for the tax credit? What tax form do I need for the energy efficiency tax credits?
Please note, not all ENERGY STAR qualified products qualify for a tax credit. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.