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How to cash in on home upgrades at tax time

Several websites offer good information about the residential tax credits for the 2013 tax year. Here are a few worth a visit.


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As you prepare to file your federal tax return for 2013, you should remember to take advantage of several home energy-efficiency tax credits that expired last year.

Several sites offer good information about the residential tax credits for the 2013 tax year. Here are a few worth a visit:

Alliance to Save Energy: Spotlights residential energy products, electric vehicle and renewable tax credits. ase.org/resources/home-and-vehicle-tax-credits

Consumer Reports: Details home energy-efficiency upgrades eligible for federal tax credits. consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/10/tax-credits-for-energy-efficient-upgrades-expire-at-end-of-year/index.htm

Internal Revenue Service: Breaks down credits for nonbusiness and properties. http://irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Get-Credit-for-Making-Your-Home-Energy-Efficient

The Tax Incentive Assistance Project: Covers new and extended home-improvement and energy federal tax credits. energytaxincentives.org

TaxSlayer.com: Offers revisions and limits of residential energy credits. taxslayer.com/support/KnowledgebaseArticle908.aspx



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