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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Federal Tax Credits for Replacement Windows

Thinking of adding replacement windows to your home this year? Your timing couldn’t be better. Now that tax season is over, it's time to take advantage on ways to save on your 2013 taxes!

On January 1, 2013, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was approved, providing federal tax credits for homeowners who made energy efficient upgrades to their homes in 2012 or plan to make such changes in 2013. Simonton Windows has launched a dedicated website page at to provide consumers with details of the tax credits they may be eligible for when installing ENERGY STAR® qualified windows or doors in their homes.

For 2012 and 2013, homeowners can receive up to 10 percent of the cost of ENERGY STAR qualified windows with a cap set at $200.

The tax credit is retroactive to purchases made starting January 1, 2012 and expires on December 31, 2013. Installation of the product(s) must take place in the homeowner’s principle residence and the credit does not include installation costs. Products must be ENERGY STAR qualified for the region they are installed.

To apply for the credit, a homeowner must have a copy of their original product receipt and a Manufacturer’s Certification Statement. Simonton’s dedicated website page at provides more information. And, full details on the federal tax credits can be found at the ENERGY STAR web site at .*                                                           


*Simonton Windows is not a legal or tax advisor. Simonton Windows expressly disclaims any responsibility for determining whether a purchaser will receive the tax credit. Simonton Windows recommends that consumers consult their tax advisors and review IRS guidance, prior to purchasing any window or door product. For further details on the Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit, visit the IRS website.


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