This tax credit is 30 percent of the cost of alternative energy equipment installed on or in your home.
Qualified equipment includes solar hot water heaters, solar electric equipment and wind turbines.
There is no dollar limit on the credit for most types of property. If your credit is more than the tax you owe, you can carry forward the unused portion of this credit to next year’s tax return.
The home must be in the U.S. It does not have to be your main home.
This credit is available through 2016.
Use Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits, to claim these credits. For more on this topic refer to the form’s instructions. You can get it on IRS.gov or order it by mail by calling 800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676).