Tax Credit for Windows

Thinking About Replacing Your Windows? Act Now!

Have you been considering replacing your windows but haven’t gotten around to it yet? Now is the time to install new windows! There is still an energy tax credit available if you install the windows by Dec. 31, 2013.

The tax credit had previously expired at the end of 2011 but was reinstated when Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Known as the 25C tax credit, this federal residential energy efficiency tax credit provides a tax credit of 10 percent, up to $200 on windows.


  • Products must be ENERGY STAR qualified.
  • Replacing all the windows in the home is not required to qualify.
  • Products must be installed in taxpayer’s primary residence
  • Products must be installed by Dec. 31, 2013
  • Tax credit does not include installation costs

If you have had ENERGY STAR qualified windows (new or replacement) installed in 2012 or will have them installed by the end of December 2013, you are eligible for this tax credit!

Remember that this tax credit is an extension of the 2011 tax credit and that previous federal tax credits are a lifetime maximum credit. Homeowners may receive no more than $500 total lifetime for all energy efficiency tax credits for the taxable years of 2006 – 2013. This means that a homeowner who has already used up the $200 or $500 credit from the 2006/2007 and 2011 tax credit or the $1,500 tax credit from 2009/2010 is no longer eligible for this tax credit.

It’s recommended that you save all available documentation, such as purchase receipts, ENERGY STAR labels, and manufacturers’ certification statements. Talk to a tax professional to determine if you are eligible or not.

ENERGY STAR Qualified Windows from Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie

Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie offers windows that qualify for the tax credit—and if you live in central Indiana, we offer window replacement services in your area!

We offer ENERGY STAR qualified windows from Great Lakes Window, who offers ENERGY STAR qualified vinyl windows. On the Great Lakes Window website, you can learn more about the tax credit extension and read their manufacturer’s certification statement and National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) test reports.

Windows we offer from American Window are also ENERY STAR rated and NFRC certified—learn more.

Want More Information About Tax Credits for Windows?

Now is the time to replace your windows or install new ones. To learn more about the 2012-2013 tax credit and how you can save, visit ENERGY STAR online, and contact Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie to discuss vinyl window installation for your home!