Category Archives: energy credits

Ready for End-of-year Tax Planning?

CCH Suggests Steps to Consider Before Time Runs Out (RIVERWOODS, ILL., November 2, 2011) ­ As the clock winds down on the 2011 tax year, now is the time for taxpayers to look at their financial situations, consult tax and accounting experts and determine if they can be better positioned for filing income tax returns […]

Residential Energy Credits

Today TaxMama hears from Seth in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to get credit for his work. “I got an $8,000 tax credit on my 2009 taxes for being a first time home buyer.  I spent quite a bit of money insulating my house at the end of 2010.  My Dad told me that the […]

Energy Star Credits

Today TaxMama hears from Wilson in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to know. “On Form 1040A, where should I claim my Energy Star appliances, that I purchased in 2010?” Hi Wilson, If you can find a place on Schedule A, go for it.  But no, honey, the 1040A is the SHORT form. It only contains […]

Brand New Home

Today TaxMama hears from Bruce in the TaxQuips Forum, with exciting news, “I purchased a new home in October and added some builder upgrades, including energy efficient appliances, radiant barrier roof, etc. Are these tax relief items available to me as an individual taxpayer? Even though I don’t have receipts on each item, I did […]

Highly Skilled Labor

Today TaxMama hears from Tony in Virginia who tells us. “We have purchased a high efficient heat pump that qualifies for the 30% tax credit. We plan to remove the old system and install the new system. Can we charge our labor to the tax credit amount? I have a side engineering business along with […]

H&R Block Radio Show – Tax Tips for Individuals

Listen here  –  Tax Tips for Individuals                         Read the script of the show below: PROGRAM 1: Tax Tips for Individuals Originally aired:   Thursday, March 25    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o        Thanks for joining §                    Introduce hosts: §                    Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o        Wilson has been […]