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Federal Tax Credits for Radiant Barrier & Reflective Insulation

Internal Revenue ServiceFor Purchases/Installations in 2018 through 2022

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 signed into law on August 16, 2022, residential energy efficiency tax credits have been extended through 2032.  This information applies to the existing tax credits for 2022. The tax credits for residential energy efficiency were extended retroactively, through December 31, 2022.  See Notice 2013-70 for more information on this credit as well as the credit for alternative energy equipment. 

These RadiantGUARD® items qualify as part of an energy saving system and meet the requirements for the “Non-Business Energy Property Tax Credit” as “Insulation” under The Consolidation Appropriations Act.

The residential applications that qualify for the credit are Attics, Walls, and Crawl Spaces (when properly installed per installation instructions and per program guidelines):

  • RadiantGUARD® ULTIMA-foil radiant barrier

  • RadiantGUARD® XTREME radiant barrier

  • RadiantGUARD® FOIL Bubble reflective insulation

  • RadiantGUARD® WHITE Bubble reflective insulation

Highlights of the tax credit are:

  • The tax credit covers product purchased and installed January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

  • The tax credit is 10% of the cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300.

Radiant Barrier Tax Credit Summary:

  • For a radiant barrier or reflective bubble insulation product to qualify, its primary purpose must be to insulate.

  • Must be "placed in service" from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

  • Installation costs are not included.

  • Must be for taxpayers principal residence.

  • Improvements made in 2021 will be claimed on your 2022 taxes (filed by April 15, 2022) — use IRS Tax Form 5695.

  • For tax purposes, save your receipt and the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for 2022.

  • Must be expected to last 5 years OR have a 2 year warranty.

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

Download a copy of the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for 2022 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.

*Disclaimer: The tax credit information contained within this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for expert advice from a professional tax/financial planner or the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

RadiantGUARD 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.

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