Has Your New Clopay® Front Door Earned You a $500 Tax Credit?

Jan 31, 2012

As you prepare your 2011 tax return, don't miss out on a valuable tax credit that is staring you right in the face when you come home every day – your front door. If you upgraded the entry door on your primary residence to a more energy efficient model by December 31, 2011, you may be eligible for a $500 tax credit.

The credit applies to the door only and does not include installation.*

A tax credit is more valuable than a tax deduction because you get a dollar off for every qualifying dollar spent; a deduction only decreases the amount of income that is taxed.

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Clopay's Rustic Collection Cherry woodgrain fiberglass entry door qualifies for the energy tax credit.

Here's what you need to claim your energy tax credit:

The professional door dealer who installed your new ENERGY STAR® qualified Clopay entry door should have provided you with a signed manufacturer's certification statement along with a breakdown of the cost of the door(s) and the labor when the job was completed.

You do not need to submit a copy of the certificate with your 2011 tax return, but DO KEEP A COPY for your records.

To download a copy of Clopay's entry door manufacturer certification form,click here.

For a complete list of deductions, visit the IRS website

There are several long-term benefits to upgrading your front door beyond the tax credit, including year-round energy savings, greater curb appeal, and a solid return-on-investment at resale.

Don't miss out on 10 other potential tax deductions most people miss. Read this article.

*Note: If a taxpayer has already taken an Energy Tax Credit from 2006 to 2010, the 2011 Tax Credit may not apply. Consult a tax professional to determine your eligibility for the tax credit.


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