- On October 3rd, 2008, President George W. Bush signed, into law, the Emergency Stabilization Act followed by President Barack Obama signing, into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on February 17th, 2009.
- The combined effect of these two laws provides a 30% Tax Credit on both the purchase and installation of qualifying products in renewable technologies such as; Solar Electric Property, Residential Solar Water Heating, Qualified small wind energy and qualified Geothermal Heat pump energy as well as others.
Under these laws VELUX Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights as well as VELUX Solar Powered Blinds qualify under "Solar Electric Property" expenditures when purchased and installed from January 1, 2009 through December 31st, 2016. This tax credit is a direct debit of the taxpayers total tax liability.
What do I need to do?2
When the product is installed:
When it is Tax Time
Fill out IRS Tax form 5695 and submit it with your taxes. Enter this tax credit off of form 5695 on your 1040 form.
1IRS Notice 2009-41 suggests the taxpayer is not required to attach this certification statement to their tax return. However, the taxpayer should retain this certification statement as part of their tax records.
2As in all tax matters, the taxpayer is advised to consult their tax professional. VELUX America, Inc. assumes no liability regarding the homeowner’s ability to obtain tax credits.
Federal Tax Credit Estimator