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April 2, 2013

Money Saving Window Coverings – Energy Efficiency and Tax Credits

by Kim

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Have you filed your taxes yet?  I have, and ouch, it hurt.  As I’ve updated my home over the years I wish that I had paid more attention and checked if the energy efficient products I have chosen would have qualified me for tax credits.

Great news!  If you are looking for new window coverings in 2013, ask your Décorview designer to show you Hunter Douglas Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades,  which may qualify for up to a $500 Federal tax credit.  You’ll find lots of opaque and semi-opaque fabrics in a plethora of colors, and you might find that one of them will actually amplify your style.  If you choose one of the qualifying fabrics and applications, the next steps are to:

  1. Review and print the Hunter Douglas Manufacturer’s Certification Statements
  2. Save the Certification Statement in your 2013 tax folder (don’t we all have that pretty, perfectly color-coordinated file for 2013 taxes ready to go?) along with original purchase receipts for the amount paid for the qualifying Hunter Douglas products. Note that measuring and Installation charges are not eligible for the tax credit.
  3. Once April 15, 2014 draws closer but before April 14, 2014, bring your file with both of these documents to your tax professional to determine your eligibility for the tax credit.

Window coverings are not the only home improvement that may qualify for a tax credit or a rebate. If you live in Portland, Oregon, the Energy Trust of Oregon is a great resource.  In some cases such as when I replaced my washer and dryer last year they will even mail you a check!  You’ll find a list of qualifying appliances and projects on their website.

Check out our promotion on Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades. Not only will you save money for years to come by choosing energy efficient products, but you get paid back  a manufacturer’s rebate during our current promotion ending June 14, 2013, and your purchase may qualify for a tax credit – who doesn’t love that?

 

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Kim is a window treatment and drapery certified designer helping clients in Ottawa and surrounding Ontario communities find the perfect window treatments for their homes. She has more than 14 years of experience in interior design and window coverings.

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