UPDATE ON STIMULUS BILL EFFECT ON
RESIDENTIAL TAX CREDIT FOR WINDOW FILMS
(Updated and published March 12, 2009)
Amount qualifying for credit which was 10% of film cost up to maximum total credit of $500 is increased retroactively for qualifying window film installations to January 1, 2009, to 30% of film cost up to maximum total credit of $1,500. This credit is in addition to any credit used in previous years.
The tax credits for qualifying window film installations have been extended through the end of 2010, but the stringency for installations to qualify became more difficult beginning February 17, 2009.
Credits can only be taken for installation of window film products certified by the product manufacturer as qualifying for such credits. The consumer should be instructed to check the manufacturer’s website and/or other published information to verify the products being purchased do in fact qualify. Effective February 17, 2009, many products which previously may have qualified will not be listed as qualifying after that date due to increases in stringency of energy efficiency requirements for fenestration and insulation which go into effect at that time, since the new standard for compliance for films will be the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).