Federal Tax Credits: Retroactive for 2015 and extended through 2016

On December 15, 2015, The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015 was signed into law and extends through 2016, the tax credit for residential energy efficiency improvements. This includes purchases of heating, cooling and water heating equipment made in 2015.

Geothermal system tax credits and solar water heaters are unaffected by these changes and remain in place through 12/31/2016.

Note: State, Local and Utility rebates may still be available in your respective markets for residential energy products installed in 2012. Please visit the "Homeowner Resource Center" for a list of energy efficiency tax credits by State.


Here's what you need to know about these tax credits:

What equipment qualifies for the credit?

High-efficiency water heaters, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, central air conditioners, building insulation, windows, roofs, biomass stoves, and circulating fans used in qualifying gas furnaces. Please see the chart below, which details the qualifying Rheem equipment.

When does the tax credit expire?

This tax credit expired at the end of 2014, however The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2015 retroactively renewed this tax credit effective January 1, 2015, expiring again on December 31, 2016.

What's the maximum amount that a homeowner can receive in tax credits?

The maximum amount an eligible homeowner may receive in tax credits for improvements is $500. If you have already claimed credits of $500 or more from improvements made in 2011 or any year prior, you are ineligible to claim new credits for any new improvements made during 2012 through 2016.

Can these tax credits be applied to energy-efficient equipment purchased for a second home?

In order for purchases of high-efficiency heating, cooling and water heating equipment to be eligible for this tax credit, the equipment must be installed in a primary residence that is owned and used by the taxpayer 

What do I need to do to take advantage of this tax credit?

Your local contractor who installs the equipment can help make sure that you have the right documentation needed to claim the tax credit. You can also download the proper IRS form here.

Where can I find out more information about these tax credits?

AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute) has more information here.

EnergyStar.gov provides information here as well.

Geothermal system tax credits and solar water heaters are unaffected by these changes and remain in place through 12/31/2016.

Note: State, Local and Utility rebates may still be available in your respective markets for residential energy products. Please visit the "Homeowner Resource Center" for a list of energy efficiency tax credits by State.

RHEEM HEATING AND COOLING MODELS


IMPORTANT: Review a specific model’s tax credit form for a complete listing of model capacities and system combinations that qualify.
You will be able to find the tax documents on the product pages linked below.

RP14 Series RA17 Series RP17 Series
RP15 Series RASL-JEC Series RA16 Series
RA14 Series RA14**W Series RRRL-B Series
RQPM Series RQPL Series RRPL-B Series
RSPL Series RRNL-B Series RKPL Series
R95P Series R95T Series R96P Series
R96V Series RQRM Series R97V Series
RACA14 Series RGEA14 Series RGEA16 Series
RACA15 Series RGEA15 Series

*Tax credit forms will be posted by February 12, 2016.

If you cannot find the appropriate tax form listed on this website, please contact us at the link below. Please be sure to include your indoor product model, outdoor product model number and coil model number as appropriate.
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