Incentives and Tax Relief
It can be a scary thing to submit yourself to drastic changes and repairs that you aren't sure you will actually benefit from. If after considering all benefits of making corrections to your house, commercial business or agricultural building you still aren't sold on whether or not to go ahead with the process then at least we want to draw your attention to an avenue that you may have overlooked.
With repairs, and new installation of a wide variety of products that Choate Construction does offer you may find yourself eligible for any number of tax benefits and/or deductions.
Tax Form 5694 - Residential Energy Credits [The 2011 form is incomplete at this time and subject to change]
When making energy efficient changes to your house you will need to submit, with your standard 1040 form, an additional 5695 Form to submit an application for Tax Deductible Credits for energy efficient changes, remodeling, insulation, or installations you may have made during the year 2010.
Starting in 2011, for standard services offered by Choate Construction in 2011, the most deductible that can be claimed is $500. This $500 tax deductible is a lifetime maximum. It is not a per year, or per project deductible. If at any point you have applied for these deductions in the past and have received any amount please realize that the amount received as deduction is applied towards the $500 total. (example: You received $300 deduction in energy efficiency incentives on your 2010 taxes, you will only be eligible for $200 when filing 2011 taxes or other future taxes.)
Tax Form 3800 - General Business Credit [The 2011 is incomplete at this time and subject to change]
As business overhead is a devastating expense for businesses, especially during the high energy months, not only is utilizing the latest in technology by Choate Construction helpful in drastically reducing energy costs, but even as a business you have access to federal and state incentives as well when filing your 2011 taxes.
Although different services and demands offer different incentives, the standard deduction maximum is 10% up to $500.
When considering square footage and incentive realize that deductions will be no more than $1.80/sqft ($0.60/sqft for partial fulfillment of requirements that qualify). All qualifying modifications, installations or remodeling credits must be approved by an engineer or contractor licensed in the Jurisdiction of the building (IRS Notice 2006-52) and are required to meet the guidelines of the NREC.
Deductible and Reimbursement resource
Do it yourself installations and credits
As these tax credits and deductions cannot be applied to the cost of labor but only materials there are actually a number of projects you can complete on your own if you are looking to both attain tax credits while saving on the cost of labor.
- A professional grade calculator used to determine materials required for, the effectiveness of each individual intended project.
Choate Construction does not guarantee or provide any rebates, tax incentives or reimbursements offered by any organization or establishment that is not explicitly Choate Construction, and does not honor disputes for rebates or any monetary compensation, incentive, or reimbursements that are the individuals responsibility. All information offered is solely for the purpose of aiding our customers in their own pursuits. We are not a law firm and are not offering legally binding advice or legally binding information.