Tax Breaks for Energy Improvements!

by | Mar 11, 2015 | Blog

Being energy conscious is not only good for the environment it can be good for your bottom line.

Our guest writer, Greg Byrd, from Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting offers some energy efficient ideas that can lead to tax savings for your business. In the ever changing tax world, it’s difficult to know how to maximize your tax savings. So, let the professionals at BRP guide your business to maximum tax savings. We will provide the commitment and expertise to meet your specific business needs.

We would like to thank Greg for sharing his knowledge and expertise with us and our business clients.

Energy Efficiency Improvements Pay Big Tax Dividends

By Guest Writer, Greg Byrd, EES Consulting

Have you ever heard of Section 179D?  If not, you are in good company.  Section 179D is a little known provision in the tax code that allows building owners who invest in energy efficient technologies to deduct part or all of the cost of their investment.  To qualify for the deduction, business owners must have…

  1. Implemented technologies that are part of the interior lighting systems; the heating, cooling, ventilation, and hot water systems; or the building envelope.
  2. Completed the project (either new construction or upgrade) between 2006 and 2014.
  3. Commissioned an independent engineering study to verify that the facility meets or exceeds the qualifying standard.

Benefits:   A tax deduction of up to $1.80 / ft2

Costs:    Typically 4-12 cents / ft2, depending on the measures being evaluated.

Getting Started:  Get a complimentary, no-obligation feasibility study from a reputable firm to determine the tax deduction you would qualify for prior to engaging their engineering services.

EES Consulting is an industry leading provider of consulting services and energy efficient solutions for small to medium size businesses. 

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