How To Get Your 2017 Energy Tax Credit For Shutters Purchased & Installed In Boston, MA During tax season, Bay Staters want to take advantage of all the tax credits they can find. If you bought the Polywood Shutter Insulating System from Sunburst Shutters Boston in 2017, chances are you’re eligible for the 2017 Federal Energy Tax Credit. And for any other questions about this tax credit, reach out to your tax specialist for more information. Which Sunburst Shutters Boston Product Qualifies For The 2017 Energy Tax Credit? Polywood® Shutter Insulating Systems qualify for the Federal Tax Credit under the category of “Insulating Products.” Polywood is specifically designed to reduce heat loss or gain in a home or building and meets the requirements established for insulating systems as set forth by the IRS and IECC. How Much Is The 2017 Energy Tax Credit For Polywood Shutters? Boston homeowners may be eligible for a tax credit for energy efficient window treatments of 10% of the cost, up to a maximum credit of $500. This credit is only available for Polywood Shutters purchased and installed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. How Do Polywood Shutters Save Energy? Polywood shutters are built from a synthetic material designed for energy savings. We added weather stripping on the vertical sides of the panel, allowing the shutters to block out heat gain/loss when closed. You won’t find these qualities in any other plantation shutters in Boston, MA! Polywood shutters reduce airflow by up to 45%. They block temperature by 30 degrees. And they’re proven to improve the U Factor, R Value, and solar heat gain of any window. This means your furnace doesn’t have to be working all the time to sustain your residence at a comfortable temperature - and tangible energy savings for you! Read more about Polywood and what makes it the most energy efficient plantation shutter in Boston. Steps To Claim Your 2017 Energy Tax Credit, Boston! For the 2017 credit, you must have purchased and had us install the Polywood Shutter Insulating System for your existing home between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. Print the Polywood 2017 Manufacturer’s Certification Statement. Fill out the information on the certificate. Attach your sales receipt that shows the amount paid for the product. Print and complete the IRS form 5695 and take all items to your tax preparer for submission. Sunburst Shutters & Window Fashions is not a tax preparer or advisor and cannot make recommendations to assist taxpayers in obtaining tax credits. All taxpayers are advised to consult with a licensed tax professional concerning their tax status and their ability to apply for or receive a tax credit as part of the Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency.