The April 15th deadline for the annual filing of taxes has been moved to April 17th this year by the Internal Revenue Service. This two day extension will probably come as music to the ears of many people. Procrastination and last minute filing seems to be almost epidemic amongst taxpayers no matter what state in the union they reside in. It is not just the sheer complexity and unpleasantness of filing state and federal tax returns that keeps many of us waiting until the last minute. It is the common expectation that we will always owe more money to our local, state or federal government instead of receiving a refund of our hard earned money. No one likes the thought of an even larger tax bill looming for the coming year. Everyone is looking for that 2012 tax credit that can apply to their tax return this year, or one that they can qualify for in the coming year to receive that precious refund or rebate.
Updating and modernizing your home energy system is just one way to lessen your tax load. A home energy tax credit is appealing to both the first time home buyer and the experienced home owner. Unfortunately, there were several federal tax energy incentives that expired at the end of tax year 2011. If you missed them, don’t worry. For most taxpayers all is not lost. Some of these home energy tax credits may be extended if Congress votes to extend them.
However, several important energy management incentives for home and office buildings are still on the table. These include the use of energy saving measures for new and retrofitted structures, power and heating systems that reduce energy consumption, and “on-site renewable energy systems.” One of these tax credits will expire at the end of 2013; with the majority of options not expiring until the end of tax year 2016.
The tax payer who wishes to extend these home energy tax credits should also look to their state and local municipal tax organizations. State Tax Franchise boards and local governments also offer energy refunds, rebates and incentives for future savings.
The best way to qualify for these home energy tax incentives is to manage home energy efficiency using the latest in home environment technology. The installation of a Control4 is one way to lower home energy costs and possibly qualify your home or office for energy tax credits. With a Control4 system you can control your home temperature, lighting and security panels literally from the palm of your hand whether you are at home or just thinking about home from a distant location. Using your iPhone, laptop computer or iPad tablet you can decide on the most comfortable levels for your home and your home energy budget.
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Visit TekMax Technologies on our Twitter page, on our Facebook page or contact us directly to see our fine work. Read through the testimonials of our clients and you’ll realize that updating your home with technology is the path to future comfort and security. Combine all that with the option of a tax credit, and you may never put off filing your taxes ever again.