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2009 Residential Window Film Tax Credit

A provision in the recent American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 (ARRA) has significantly changed the existing tax credit opportunity for window films installed in residential structures. Under the new policy, qualifying credit has effectively tripled from 10% to 30% of film cost with a maximum total credit of $1,500, up from the previous cap of $500. The new policy goes into effect retroactively from January 1, 2009 through to December 31st of 2010.

The ARRA also makes product compliance standards for the tax credit more stringent. Please review the LLumar and Vista Qualifying Products Certification Statements that outline which films, when installed with different window/frame types, qualify for climate zones defined by the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. These new standards went into effect February 17, 2009.

The tax credit redemption process will remain the same as before whereby consumers are required to submit IRS Form 5695 with their personal federal income tax return and save copies of the dealer invoice showing separate costs for installation and the manufacturerÕs Certification Statement. Please note that installation costs do NOT qualify for this credit. Additional information regarding updated tax credit eligibility and redemption is available on our website at which also includes links to other helpful sites.

Florida Custom Tinting is committed to providing you updated news around the tax credit and other opportunities related to the ARRA. We encourage you to build these opportunities into your sales and marketing efforts and use the business development resources Florida Custom Tinting makes available to you.

As always, we appreciate your business and look forward to working with you to help capitalize on this opportunity.