2011Tax Credit for Phifer Fixed Screens FAQs
(Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: What is the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency?
A: On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployement Reinsurance Authorization and Jobs Creation Act of 2010. This extended for 2011 federal tax credits on select energy efficient products purchased and installed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011. A qualifying products must be for an existing home, not a new construction, and must be a principal residence.
Q: How much is the Federal Tax Credit?
A: Qualifying products are eligible for a tax credit of 10%of the purchase price (not including installa- tion costs) with a cap of $500. $500 is the maximum combined total amount that can be claimed for all purchases of qualifying energy efficient products and is subjectto reduction in the amount of Section 25C credits taken in prior years. For more information consult your tax professional or go to www. irs.gov.
Q: Which Phifer Incorporated products qualify for the federal tax credit?
A: Phifer fixed solar screens using SunScreen, SunTex 80, SunTex 90, Super Solar Screening and Super Solar Screening + may qualify for the tax credit. In order to determine which products qualify in different climate zones and with various window and glass types please refer to the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement.
Q: How do Phifer fixed Solar Screens with SunScreen, SunTex 80, SunTex 90, Super Solar
Screening and Super Solar Screening + qualify for Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency?
A: Phifer fixed Solar Screens with SunScreen, SunTex 80, SunTex 90, Super Solar Screening and Super Solar Screening + are specifically and primarily designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a house and thus are eligible for the Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency under the insulation category. The products are an Eligible Building Envelope Component and meet the requirements for the Non- business Energy Credit under Section 25C of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and as amended by the Tax Relief, Unemployement Reinsurance Authorization and Jobs Creation Act of 2010.
Q: How does the homeowner collect the Federal Tax Credit?
A: The homeowner must retain a copy of the receipt for the purchase of the Phifer fixed Solar Screens and a copy of the Manufacturer’s Certification Statement for their records. The credit is usually taken on Form 5695 and is submitted when the homeowner files their 2011 personal tax return. Homeowner should consult their tax professional or visit the IRS website for more information.
Q: What is a Manufacturer’s Certification Statement?
A: A Manufacturer’s Certification Statement is a signed statement from the manufacturer certifying that the product or component qualifies for the tax credit. The Certification includes a list of qualifying products along with product details and restrictions. Phifer’s Manufacture’s Certification Statement can be found at www.phifer.com.