The 2009-2010 Energy Tax Credit and You
With the passage of President Obamaís Economic Stimulus Bill, homeowners may be eligible for a tax
credit if they purchase certain types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems,
water heating equipment, or make other energy-related improvements to their homes between January 1, 2009
and December 31, 2010.
As a leader in enabling homeowners to take control of their own energy management, INFINITI AIR already
offers systems that may help you save up to 60 percent on your energy bill.1 To add to that savings,
INFINITI AIR offers many products that are eligible under this new energy tax credit law. Depending on the
type of system or product purchased, it is possible to qualify for a tax credit of up to $1,500 on
your 2009 or 2010 income tax return. Read on to learn how the governmentís new tax credit program
works, which INFINITI AIR products qualify, and how to apply for a tax credit.
How did the tax credit come about?
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also
known as the Economic Stimulus Bill) into law. This legislation combines spending and tax incentives
designed to get the American economy moving again by investing in our nationís roads and energy
infrastructure, and by providing incentives for increasing the efficiency and performance of Americaís
homes and commercial buildings.
Which products are eligible?
Some ó but not all ó of INFINITI AIRís products may qualify for the tax credit.
As always, you
can also contact your local independent INFINITI AIR dealer who can help you determine product model numbers
How do I apply for a tax credit?
For qualified improvements, homeowners may be able to claim tax credits equal to 30 percent of the
installed costs (up to $1,500). The new tax credits are retroactive to January 1, 2009 and expire on
December 31, 2010. The $1,500 limit is for all improvements made during the two-year term, rather than
$1,500 each year.
The tax credit applies as a direct reduction of taxes owed. In the past, IRS has directed taxpayers to
use Form 5695 (the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit). It is expected that the IRS will
produce new rules related to the recently enacted stimulus legislation, giving taxpayers further
guidance on claiming tax credits. To fully understand how the new tax credit may apply to you and
what you can do to obtain one, you should consult with a tax professional for advice on tax preparation,
as this tax credit is subject to IRS regulations.
How do I learn more about INFINITI AIRís energy efficient products?
INFINITI AIR is committed to providing your family with a system that is tailored to your specific needs. Find
out more information about INFINITI AIR matched systems that are designed to give you the best performance for
your heating and cooling dollars by talking with your local independent INFINITI AIR dealer.
1 Potential energy reduction comparing an 8-SEER system to a 20-SEER system. Actual energy savings vary based on lifestyle, system settings, maintenance, climate and installation