Geothermal Tax Credits for Topeka Residents

Looking for significant savings on the installation of that geothermal heating and cooling system you’ve long longed for? Well, this could be your opportunity!

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, approved in February 2018, reinstates the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit for fuel cells, small wind systems … and geothermal heat pumps. As far as the latter are concerned:

  • This credit remains in effect from now through December 31, 2021.
  • It offsets 30% of allotted expenditures for systems placed in service between now and December 31, 2019.
  • A gradual decrease in credit value is set up for each succeeding year, so if you’d like the initial 30% credit, you’ll have to act fast.
  • Retrofit systems are considered “placed in service” when they’re completely installed and ready for use.
  • Systems for newly built or newly renovated homes are regarded as “placed in service” on the day you, the homeowner, first occupy the home.
  • The home does not have to be your main residence.
  • Your geothermal heat pump must meet federal ENERGY STAR criteria.
  • To receive the Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit, you’ll have to complete and file IRS Form 5695.

For more specifics, take a look at our blog as well as this WaterFurnace®-produced bulletin, Understanding the Federal Incentives for Geothermal Heat Pumps.

Even though we at Ground Source, Inc. would be thrilled to see you get a geothermal heating and cooling system for your Topeka home, we cannot legally support any financial tactics for doing so. We can, however, recommend that you seek out an area tax professional. He or she can instruct you on how best to take advantage of geothermal tax credits considering your particular financial situation.

If you want to learn more about what other energy-related tax incentives might apply to you at the federal, state, and local levels, go to dsireusa.org. This is a unique resource that offers state-by-state data on literally thousands of policies and incentives designed to advance  renewable energy and energy efficiency.

And bear in mind: When you’ve made up your mind to install a geothermal heating and cooling system in your home, turn to the Topeka geothermal pros at Ground Source, Inc.. We’ll get the job done right – to help you start saving both energy and money right from the start.