Tax Credits for Energy Efficient
Windows and Doors


There are currently no federal tax credits for windows installed during 2017.
However, homeowners can claim a Federal tax credit for qualifying windows that were installed in their primary residence during 2016.




To be eligible for the credit on your 2016 tax return, windows and doors must:

  • Meet ENERGY STAR u-value and SHGC levels for the region where they are installed,
  • Be installed in the taxpayer's primary residence, and
  • Be installed by December 31, 2016.

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


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 to determine your remaining eligibility for this credit.


Visit the IRS website to obtain Form 5695 and instructions.


The credits have been extended to include qualifying products installed thru 12/31/2016. Click here for more information.


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This is not intended as legal advice. Please consult a tax professional with specific questions.
We will post relevant information here as it becomes available.
(Last Updated 9/30/2016)