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Energy Tax Incentives
On October 3, 2008, President Bush signed into law the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008," also known as the Bailout Bill or Economic Stimulus Act. Not just for big business, this bill is helping homeowners by extending tax credits for energy efficient home improvements (windows, doors, roofs, insulation, HVAC, and non-solar water heaters). Tax credits for these residential products, which had expired at the end of 2007, will now be available for improvements made during 2009. Unfortunately, improvements made during 2008 are not eligible for a tax credit.
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First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit
For first-time homeowners who need a little extra cash, there is a newly enacted legislation that provides a tax credit for as much as $7,500. Like most good things in life, they don't last forever, so first-time homeowners who want to take advantage of this opportunity need to act fast. Only homes purchased or built on or after April 9, 2008 and before July 1, 2009 are eligible.
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Don't miss out on tax credits and rebates offered to homeowners, particularly those who have recently built a new home using ENERGY STAR® approved products. View qualifying products.


If you plan on running a business from your home, some of your home office expenses (mortgage, utilities, phone) may be deductible on Form 8829, IF that office is your principal place of operating that business. In claiming the expenses as deductions, it helps to show some business income. If you show a profit, the IRS is a lot less suspicious when you try to deduct expenses.




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