Energy Efficiency Tax Credits: What You Need to Know

Advocacy News
January 29, 2020
By Chuck White, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

PHCC thanks its members who responded to the Legislative Alert last month to support passage of the extension of energy efficiency tax credits. Thanks to your outreach, Congress passed (and the President signed) a spending bill that included a clean extension of Sections 25C and 179D of the U.S. Tax Code, thus allowing American families and businesses to take advantage of federal tax credits for upgrading to energy-efficient HVAC systems in their homes and commercial buildings.

The extension of these tax provisions:

  1. Are retroactive to when they originally expired at the end of 2017. If your customers upgraded in 2018, they should be able to file an amended tax return. If your customers upgraded in 2019 or this year, they’ll be able to take advantage when they file their tax returns for the corresponding year.
  2. These tax provisions will expire on December 31, 2020. In the meantime, PHCC will continue to advocate for the permanent extension of these tax credits.
  3. Information and instructions are available here with copies of the tax forms available online.

The extension of these credits were part of an industry-wide effort in which PHCC was involved. Our success is due in no small part to your responses to our call to action from last month just prior to this legislation passing.

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
, PHCC-National Association
Charles “Chuck” R. White serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for PHCC—National Association. White works closely with government regulatory bodies, such as the DOE, and serves on a number of councils and coalitions including NSPC, PERC, ABPA and IAPMO as a representative of PHCC’s contractors.

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