Claim Your 2017 Energy Tax Credit For Shutters Ordered & Installed In Houston, TX This tax season, Houston residents look for ways to make the most of all the tax credits they can find. If you bought the Polywood Shutter Insulating System from Sunburst Shutters Houston in 2017, you’re likely eligible for the 2017 Federal Energy Tax Credit. And if you have specific questions that are not addressed here, call your tax specialist to get them answered. Which Sunburst Shutters Houston Product Qualifies For The 2017 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 2017 Energy Tax Credit For Polywood Shutters? Houston homeowners 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 is only available for Polywood Shutters mounted between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. How Do Polywood Shutters Save Energy? Polywood shutters are crafted from a synthetic material created with energy savings in mind. We added weather stripping on the vertical stiles, allowing the shutters to insulate against heat gain or loss when closed. You won’t find these features in any other indoor shutters in Houston, TX! Polywood shutters reduce airflow by up to 45%. They block temperature by 30 degrees. And they’re tested and found to boost the R Value, U Factor, and solar heat gain of any window. All of this means your heating system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain your house at a cozy temperature - and tangible energy savings for you! Get more information about Polywood and what goes into making it the most energy efficient plantation shutter in Houston. Steps To Get Your 2017 Energy Tax Credit, Houston! For the 2017 credit, you must have purchased and had us install the Polywood Shutter Insulating System for your existing home between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Print the Polywood 2017 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.