Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Your Taxes

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Your Taxes

By Jennifer Riner


During tax season, maximizing tax refunds or minimizing taxes owed is on the minds of many. For homeowners, the mortgage interest deduction is a must-do, but fewer understand the tax benefits of sustainable home upgrades.

Green home improvements deliver three-fold benefits. First, your household’s carbon footprint tapers and helps support global conservation concerns. Second, eco-friendly systems use less energy, helping minimize utility costs. Finally, although some federal tax incentives for green improvements expired in 2011, eco-conscious homeowners still can benefit from government tax credits.

See the full Article Found on Lawn Starter: Green Home Improvements Give the Green Light for Tax Breaks in Austin. Written by John Egan in Austin, TX, Environment

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