Your 2016 Energy Tax Credit For Shutters Purchased & Installed In Southern California When you buy new shutters in 2016, you maybe be able to enjoy more than just the beautiful look of the window treatment. You can take advantage of tax credits depending on the product! If you ordered the Polywood Shutter Insulating System from Sunburst Shutters Southern CA in 2016, you may be eligible for the 2016 Federal Energy Tax Credit. And if you have specific questions that are not addressed here, contact your tax professional to get them answered. Which Sunburst Shutters Southern CA Product Qualifies For The 2016 Energy Tax Credit? Polywood® Shutter Insulating Systems qualify for the Federal Tax Credit under the category of “Insulating Products.” Polywood is specifically designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a home or building and meets the requirements established for insulating systems as set forth by the IRS and IECC. How Much Is The 2016 Energy Tax Credit For Polywood Shutters? Homeowners in Southern California may be eligible for a tax credit for energy efficient window treatments of 10% of the cost, up to a maximum credit of $500. This credit only applies to Polywood Shutters mounted between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. How Do Polywood Shutters Lead To Energy Savings? Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic material engineered for energy savings. We included weather stripping on the vertical ends of the shutter panel so that the shutters insulate against heat gain or loss when closed. No other interior shutters in Southern California has these these qualities! Polywood shutters diminish airflow by up to 45%. They block temperature by 30 degrees. And they’re found to enhance the solar heat gain, R Value, and U Factor of any window. This means your furnace doesn’t have to be working all the time to sustain your house at a pleasant temperature - and tangible energy savings for you! Learn more about Polywood and how it has become the most energy efficient plantation shutter in Southern California. How To Claim Your 2016 Energy Tax Credit, Southern California! For the 2016 credit, you must have purchased and had us install the Polywood Shutter Insulating System for your existing home between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Print the Polywood 2016 Manufacturer’s Certification Statement. Fill out the information on the certificate. Attach your sales receipt that shows the amount paid for the product. Print and complete the IRS form 5695 and take all items to your tax preparer for submission. Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is not a tax preparer or advisor and cannot make recommendations to assist taxpayers in obtaining tax credits. All taxpayers are advised to consult with a licensed tax professional concerning their tax status and their ability to apply for or receive a tax credit as part of the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency.