Federal Tax Credits for Radiant Barrier & Reflective Insulation

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Internal Revenue ServiceFor Purchases/Installations in 2012 through 2013

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On January 1st, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Release Act of 2012 that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 2nd.

Title IV Section 401 of this law extends IRS Section 25C(g) through December 31, 2013 for energy efficient tax credits pertaining to the following RadiantGUARD® radiant barrier & reflective bubble insulation products:

Highlights of the tax credit are:

Radiant Barrier Tax Credit Summary:

RadiantGUARD® radiant barriers & reflective bubble insulations are eligible for this 2012-2013 tax credit.

Download a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for 2012-2013 and SAVE WITH YOUR TAX RECORDS if you plan to obtain the tax credit.  You do not need to submit this form to the IRS with your tax form.

*Radiant GUARD strongly advises you to talk with your tax professional in determining actual eligibility for tax credits.

Federal Tax Credit Definition

A federal TAX CREDIT is a full dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of federal income taxes an individual owes as opposed to a tax deduction which is only an expense subtracted from one's adjusted gross income that is used to calculate taxes owed based on one's income tax bracket.

In other words, a tax credit is an amount taken off the bottom line of taxes you owe.

For example, if you bought a RadiantGUARD® radiant barrier or reflective bubble insulation product for a total purchase price of $800, you can claim a tax credit of 10% of that $800 resulting in you paying $80 LESS in federal income taxes.