Your house not only protects you from the weather but it can also provide some helpful tax savings in some cases. There’s still time to do a few things which can lower the amount you pay for income taxes this year. The tail end of the year brings often holiday cheer but it can also be a good time for some last-minute home improvements.
You can read some possible ways to use your home to reduce your taxes below:
Health related home improvements: Your house must be a place where you can stay healthy. If someone in your house needs a wheelchair then you may be able to modify your home and the cost may be fully deductible. You will almost definitely need to work with your doctor to be sure medical home improvements are eligible for tax reductions before you begin any project.
Increasing your house’s energy savings: Upgrading to energy efficient doors, windows or heating systems may all be eligible special tax deductions. Making your house more energy efficient can save you some serious cash! The federal government is promoting energy saving house upgrades with a lot of different tax credits.
Home loan interest paid: If you’re looking to buy a new house then you may qualify for the new home buyer’s tax credit. For many homeowners the yearly interest that is paid on a home loan is tax deductible. Even the interest you pay on a HELOC could be tax deductible in some cases.
You’ll want to keep detailed records and not lose any receipts or required paperwork. Before you begin any home upgrades for tax reasons you should speak with a tax professional. You can probably take advantage of these tax credits all through the year.
Want to learn about more great ways to save money with your house? You can read about more home improvement tax credits and even see how to do some easy home improvement projects on your own!