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Tax Deduction for Home Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Improvements

Last Review: 2012-12-03
Incentive Type: Personal Deduction
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Custom/Others pending approval, Yes; specific technologies not identified
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Incentive Amount: 100% of the cost of eligible improvements
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013
Website: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/residential/homeenergyaudits.htm

Summary:

In July 2008, Missouri enacted legislation allowing homeowners to take an income tax deduction of the cost of home energy audits and associated energy efficiency improvements. The tax deduction is valid for expenses incurred on or after January 1, 2009. Any deduction shall be claimed for the tax year in which the qualified home energy audit was conducted or in which the implementation of the recommended energy efficiency improvements occurred.

The deduction has a $1,000 annual limit per individual (or per joint taxpayer return) and a $2,000 cumulative limit per individual or joint taxpayer. A taxpayer may not take a deduction for work that received any type of incentive or rebate through the state or through a utility-sponsored program. This tax incentive will expire on December 31, 2013.

The home energy audit must be performed by a home energy auditor certified by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources before any efficiency improvements are performed in order for the improvements be eligible for the tax deduction. The program web site contains a directory of certified auditors, instructions for becoming a certified auditor for the purpose of this incentive, and a link to Missouri Department of Revenue Form MO-HEA used to claim the deduction.


Contact:
Personal Income Tax
Missouri Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 2200

Jefferson City , MO 65105-2200
Phone:(573) 751-3505 Ext.
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Email: income@dor.mo.gov
Web site: http://dor.mo.gov/tax/personal/individual/

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