For Energy Tax Credit deductions the IRS insists that a certain software is used that is IRS approved.
These IRS forms are highly complicated, as most IRS forms are, and it would be very time consuming, if not impossible for a company to do correctly. Many companies, after seeing what is involved just forgo this Energy Tax Credit rebates. This could be a costly mistake. Lighting upgrades made in past years can also be included.
Energy efficient tax credits up to $0.60/square foot are available. These forms are usuallay often allowed by the state your building is located in, resulting in an even higher energy Tax credit.
We have partnered ourselves with two Companies that specialize in the Energy Tax credit areas. Often all you will need to send them is what type of lighting, and Wattage, you are using now, what the Wattage would be after retrofitting and for a fee they do the rest.
All lighting upgrades, and other energy saving upgrades can often be written off the first year, this can result in a substantial Energy Tax Credit deduction, if the company is profitable.
Minimum charge is $1,000, these Energy efficient tax credits are a viable option for most buldings 30,000 square feet and up.
Best Website For Information About Energy efficient Tax Credits In Your Area:
DSIRE. Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
Federal Energy efficient Tax Credits/Deductions for Commercial Buildings (EPAct of 2005):
A tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot is available to owners or designers of new or existing commercial buildings that save 25% to 40% of the heating and cooling energy of a building that meets ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2001. Partial deductions of up to $.60 per square foot can be taken for measures affecting any one of three building systems: the building envelope, lighting, or heating and cooling systems. These tax deductions are available for systems “placed in service” from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2013. A great informative website for information about this deduction is at www.lightingtaxdeduction.org.
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- Signed October 3, 2008 by President Bush
- Relevant sections are in DIVISION B, Sections 106 (25D) and 302 (25C)
Georgia State Energy efficient Tax Credits for Commercial Buildings Lighting Retrofits:
- Signed February 17, 2009 by President Obama
- Relevant Sections are: DIVISION B, Sections 1103, 1121 (25C) and 1122 (25D)
A tax credit of up to $0.60/sqft or 35% the cost of the project (lights + installation) is available for Georgia commercial buildings. 'Lighting retrofit project' means a lighting retrofit system that employs dual switching (ability to switch roughly half the lights off and still have fairly uniform light distribution), delamping, daylighting, relamping, or other controls or processes which reduce annual energy and power consumption by 30 percent compared to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers 2004 standard (ASHRAE 90.1.2004) For additional and detailed information please visit the GEFA official website: Georgia Clean Energy Property Tax Credit
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