Tax Credits for Home Heating Improvements in Oregon
Are you considering replacing or upgrading your current heating or cooling system? If so, it may benefit you significantly to do so before the end of the year. The Residential Energy Tax Credit program (RETC) for Oregon homeowners is set to expire December 31, 2017. This program exists to ease the burden of the expense when purchasing energy efficient heating and cooling systems as well as some appliances.
Homeowners and renters who qualify can receive up to a $6,000 credit on state taxes. By combining the residential energy tax credit with reduced utility bills, many property owners recoup the system installation costs for their improved heating system.
Dates to be Aware of:
To qualify for a tax credit:
- RETC devices must be purchased by December 31, 2017;
- Devices must be operational by April 1, 2018; and
- ODOE must receive your application no later than June 1, 2018.
After purchasing and installing qualifying equipment, the application process is complete by filling out a tax credit application and submitting it to the Oregon Department of Energy. Include receipts and proof of purchase with your form. Find applications for download on the qualified devices pages here.
The person applying for the tax credit must be the owner of the new equipment. Oregon-based primary residences, vacation homes, and residential rental properties are all considered when determining eligibility.
The extensive list of eligible items includes:
- Ductless Heating Pumps
- Ducted Heating Pumps
- Geothermal units
- Programmable Thermostats
There are only a few weeks left to take advantage of the Residential Energy Tax Credit program. All equipment purchases must be completed by December 31, 2017. Installation of your new equipment must be completed by April 1, 2018. Depending on the type of furnace or heat pump you choose to upgrade to, the installation may take some time.
Jco Heating & Air Conditioning is available to help you choose the best systems for your needs. Call us or schedule an appointment today with one of our local, certified technicians.