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Federal Tax Credits for Windows, Doors & Skylights

On February 17, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 was signed into law. This bill extends and modifies the tax credits for windows, doors, and skylights established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

The following guidance is not intended as legal advice, and you should consult a tax professional with specific questions:

  • To qualify for the tax credit, windows, doors, and skylights placed in service after February 17, 2009 must have a U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) less than or equal to 0.30.

  • Qualifying products purchased between February 17, 2009 and December 31, 2010 are eligible for a tax credit equal to 30 percent of the product cost. The maximum amount of homeowner credit for all improvements combined (including roofing, insulation, HVAC, and water heaters) is $1,500 during 2009 and 2010.

Many Milgard vinyl replacement windows (Tuscany™ and Style Line™) and doors (Classic™ and Style Line™) with the optional 3D MAX™ Energy Package upgrade, can meet these requirements and help homeowners qualify for the Energy Conservation Incentives of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.