HOW TECHSMART APPLIES
TechSmart Shutter Insulating Systems qualify for the Federal Tax Credit under the category of “Insulating Products.” TechSmart is specifically designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a home or building and meets the requirements established for insulating systems as set forth by the IRS and IECC.
STEPS TO OBTAINING YOUR TAX CREDIT:
1. Add additional insulation to your windows when you purchase and install the TechSmart Shutter Insulating System for your existing home between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010.
2. Print our Manufacturer’s Certification Statement. Fill out the information on the certificate.
3. Attach your sales receipt that shows the amount paid for your TechSmart Shutter Insulating System.
4. Print and complete IRS form 5695 and take all items to your tax preparer for submission.
For more information on the Energy Tax Credit visit www.energystar.gov or www.irs.gov or contact your tax preparer.
***Elegant Windows is not a tax preparer/advisor and cannot make recommendations to assist tax payers in obtaining tax credits. All taxpayers are advised to consult with a licensed tax professional concerning their tax status and their ability to apply for/receive a tax credit as part of the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency.
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HOW IT WORKS
The TechSmart Shutter Insulating System has been engineered to cut back on energy used in your home. It was created to reduce heat loss or gain in a personal residence or building. The TechSmart material is engineered to reflect outside temperature. Unlike the common shutters you see, TechSmart has sealing strips on the vertical stiles that block out heat gain/loss better than any other shutter. This sealing strip reduces outside airflow into the room. The TechSmart Shutter Insulating System has been tested and proven to reduce heat transfer and significantly improve the R Value, U Factor and Solar Heat Gain of any window.
The TechSmart Shutter Insulating System is certified for the Federal Energy Tax Credit. When you protect your windows with TechSmart, you can earn a tax credit for 30% of the cost of the shutter system, up to a maximum credit of $1500. This applies to TechSmart purchases made and installed during 2009 and 2010.