Window Film Tax Credit For Your Home 2013

Window Film Tax Credit For Your Home 2013

Window Film Tax CreditWindow Film Tax Credit Information

Did you know that you may qualify for a tax credit when you install window film at your home? Window film and other energy efficiency upgrade tax credits are extended another year.

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 created federal tax credits for homeowners who make certain energy efficient improvements. In January 2013 President Obama extended these tax credits for energy efficient home improvements made in 2012 or 2013. Consumers purchasing qualifying 3M Window Film products between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013 can receive a tax credit. Click here (PDF, 1.3 Mb) for a list of qualifying 3M Window Film products. A tax credit directly reduces your overall income tax, which is much better than a deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax. Homeowners can receive a 10 percent credit on the costs of qualified window film products, up to a maximum of $500. Must be an existing home and your principal residence. New construction and rentals do not qualify. (See the bottom of the blog post for all the documents you need to claim your window film tax credit for 3M window film)

Other ways to save.

There are other ways window film can save you money along with added benefits of saving energy, window tint also works well to reduce the sun’s heat and prevents the interior of your home from fading. As a homeowner you need to protect your furnishings, artwork and flooring from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Window film blocks 99.9% of UV rays from entering your home protecting your family and helping preventing against fading.


Don’t already have window film installed in your home? Contact ClimatePro™ for any questions you may have regarding home window tinting. Also, feel free to explore our website for more information about window film.

Needed Documents

Manufacturer’s Certification Statement (PDF, 1.4 Mb)
IRS form 5695 (PDF, 206 Kb)
International Window Film Association Statement (Website)