Houston Home Show – Take advantage of Stimulus Tax Credits at the Houston Home Show


News about the Economic Stimulus is everywhere, but the big question on everyone’s mind is “What does it mean for me?” At the 2009 Houston Home Show, March 20-22 at the George R Brown Convention Center, homeowners can learn how a few changes to their home can mean big credits on April 15, 2010.

Instead of searching through the thousands of pages of the stimulus bill, visitors to the Houston Home Show can browse the aisles, talk to local companies, and in most cases, see the products in action. At the end of the day, consumers can walk away with knowledge about the product, exact costs and how it will benefit their tax bill.

Energy efficiency is the key when it comes to the new tax credits. Items that comply with the requirements stated in the stimulus can be written off under a single tax credit—for 30% off each items cost, up to $1,500. Tax credits you earn on all the energy efficient home improvement items are cumulative, and are capped at a maximum $1,500 for all the energy efficient improvements combined.

Click “read more” to see more details and a few of the items included on the stimulus that can be found at the Houston Home Show:

  • Central A/C Units
  • Natural Gas, Propane and Oil Furnaces and Hot Water Boilers
  • Roofing and Insulation
  • Electric Heat Pumps
  • Doors
  • Windows and Skylights
  • Water Heaters

In addition to the $1,500 cumulative credit above, solar power systems (photovoltaic) that provide power to your residence receive a tax credit up to 30% of the purchase price with no cap on the credit. Solar powered water heaters are eligible as well.

For more information on the details of the tax credits, visit the Houston Home Show or check out the examples here.

What: 28th annual Houston Home Show
When: March 20th-22nd, 2009
Where: George R Brown Convention Center, Houston, Tx 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010
Houston Home and Garden Show official website


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