Because the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which gave federal tax credits on select energy-efficient products, have been reinstated for 2016, at Georgia Blinds & Interiors here in Atlanta, we’re happy to say that some of our customers might be able to get additional savings. Getting new window coverings can help reduce energy loss, and buying the right window treatment may also earn you a tax credit. To see the specific eligible products firsthand, talk to one of our trained consultants.
Tax Credit Opportunity
You must purchase have installed a qualifying product by December 31, and you’ll be eligible to receive a tax credit of 10% of the cost (excluding sales tax and measuring and installation charges), up to $500 in total during the 2016 tax year. $500 is the maximum combined total amount that can be claimed for all purchases of qualifying energy-efficient products placed in service during this period. This is subject to reduction in the amount of Section 25C tax credits taken in prior years. The tax credit for your qualifying Hunter Douglas product is 10% of the purchase price of the product only, up to $500. The tax credit is subject to a lifetime limitation of $500.
The following energy-efficient Hunter Douglas products are eligible:
- Alustra® Collection of Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades of certain sizes with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are inside-mounted over a double-glazed window.
- Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades of certain sizes with qualifying fabrics and lifting systems that are inside-mounted over a double-glazed window.
For specific details and restrictions, refer to the Manufacturer’s Certification Statements for each product at www.hunterdouglas.com/taxcredit.
Duette Architella Energy Efficiency
While most Hunter Douglas window shades have some energy-saving benefits, some have a higher rating than others. Duette Architella honeycomb shades, for example, have a patented cell-within-a-cell design, that uses three distinct air pockets to trap cold air in the winter and heat from the sun in the summer so you pay less on your energy bill. Incredibly, in the summer, solar heat gain on an uncovered window is almost 76%. When you use Duette Architella, it drops to only 15%. The Duette shade
Tax Credit Opportunities in the Atlanta and Buckhead Areas
Georgia Blinds & Interiors is a Hunter Douglas Gallery serving the Atlanta and Buckhead, GA, areas. We offer custom blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and draperies to homeowners, realtors, homebuilders, remodeling specialists and interior designers. At Georgia Blinds & Interiors, our experienced staff will make your shopping experience one you won’t forget. Together they will work with you to find the perfect solution for your home. Visit our showroom or contact us for a personal in-home design consultation today!
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