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Three Common Things People Can Claim for Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

"I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.”–Arthur Godfrey The tax season has officially begun, and from now until the end of April people will be scrambling to file on time and find as many tax breaks and credits to use as possible.   The checks you've written for charities and the items you've donated can help you a lot when the time comes to file, but people with energy efficient houses could be missing out on receiving some great credits.   There have been rumors that Congress cut tax credits for environmentally friendly home improvement projects, but on New Year's Day Congress extended the tax credit for people filing their taxes for both 2012 and 2013.   It's important to remember that home owners can receive up to $500 in tax credits for each eligible home improvement they’ve made since 2006, but if you've claimed the full credit for home improvements since then