2009 Roofing Tax Credit
If you are considering the possibility of installing new asphalt or metal roofing, be sure to check out Energy Star qualified materials. If you choose these, you’ll be able to take advantage of the 2009 U.S. federal tax credits that have been set up to offer you an incentive and some financial support for making this important energy-saving home improvement.
Covered by Federal Tax Credit
Any metal or asphalt roofing material that has appropriate pigmented coatings specifically and primarily designed to reduce the heat gain of a dwelling unit when installed on the dwelling. The material must meet or exceed Energy Star program requirements in effect at the time of installation. The material must be expected to last 5 years or have a 2-year warranty.
Amount of federal tax credit
30% of the material cost, up to $1,500. Installation costs are not included.
Note: The material must be placed into service between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2010. A Manufacturer’s Certification (a signed statement from the manufacturer certifying that the product qualifies for the tax credit), which is often available from the manufacturer’s Web site, should be kept in your records along with your receipt. When filing, submit IRS Tax Form 5695 (version 2009), which may not be available on the IRS site until late 2009 or early 2010.
For additional Information goto Energystar.gov