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#6: Tax Credit for Residential Window Tinting

Posted by Chris On November 30th

Residential Window Tinting

This is actually tip 6 of the “Window Tinting – 12 Things You Should Know Before Buying” eBook. Considering that this tax credit lasts through the end of 2011, we thought we’d share this with you now so that you can take advantage of it as soon as possible.

As if it wasn’t enough that you’re saving money on electric bills, making your home more comfortable, adding a level of safety and privacy, AND “going green”… you also get a tax credit for tinting your home windows!

A provision in the recent Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 has created a tax credit opportunity for window films installed in residential structures. Under the new policy, the qualifying credit is 10% of the film cost with a maximum total credit of $500. Window Tinting 12 Things You Should Know Before BuyingThe new policy went into effect January 1, 2011 and expires December 31, 2011.

A tax credit is more valuable than a tax deduction, because tax credits directly reduce your income tax. This is unlike a “deduction”, which only reduces the amount of income subject to tax. A tax credit directly increases the tax refund you receive or decreases the amount you have to pay. Claim Your Credit at

Complete IRS form 5695 and file 2011 Income Tax Returns by April 15, 2012. You can download the appropriate forms at, along with a list of other available energy efficiency tax credits. You should keep copies of the dealer invoice and the manufacturer’s certification statement for your records.

For all of your residential window tinting, commercial window tinting, or vehicle window tinting needs, then you’ve found just the right place!  If  you would like window tinting coupons check out our $5 check in coupon on Facebook.

Contact us online or give us a call at either of our Southwest Florida locations:

  • Fort Myers: (239) 489-3838
  • Naples:       (239) 592-5536

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

– Chris

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