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2013 Energy Tax Credit

Federal Energy Tax Credits

If you’re considering purchasing replacement windows, remember that there are federal tax credits available for 2013 for Energy Star Qualified products.

The following guidance is not intended as legal advice. It is recommended that you visit or consult a tax professional with specific questions.

To be eligible for the credit, windows, doors, and skylight must:

  • Meet ENERGY STAR program requirements
  • Be installed in a taxpayer’s primary residence
  • Be installed between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013

Homeowners may receive a tax credit equal to 10% of the product cost (installation costs may NOT be included) up to:

  • $200 for eligible windows and skylights
  • $500 for eligible doors

Homeowners may receive no more than $500 total for all energy efficiency tax credits. If you claimed an energy efficiency credit in a previous taxable year, please consult a tax professional or visit to determine your remaining eligibility for this credit.

For more information about this credit or those from previous years, visit and see the instructions for Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits.