Energy Tax Credit

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ENERGY STAR® qualified windows and patio doors are eligible for the 2011 federal energy tax credit. For ENERGY STAR criteria specific to your region, click to see ENERGY STAR by climate zone. Qualifying products must be installed in a consumer’s existing primary residence; new construction is not eligible. The new tax credit is in effect for products installed between January 1 and December 31, 2011. See the specific product series NFRC test summary to determine qualifying products.

Details of the credit are available at or Consumers should consult with their tax adviser for further guidance.

Claiming your Tax Credit
One Request an invoice demonstrating the cost breakout of the window or door components from your contractor. This cost must exclude the cost of onsite preparation, assembly, original installation labor, other components or sales tax.
Two Retain the NFRC label from your qualified window or door.
Three Keep the contractor invoice and NFRC label with your tax files. You are not required to provide this documentation to the IRS, but you will be required to present it if audited.

* Taxpayers should check with the IRS website for more details Ply Gem Windows bears no responsibility in the validation of obtaining the tax credit. Please consult with a professional tax advisor or the IRS. Ply Gem Windows expressly disclaims any responsibility for determining whether a particular product qualifies for the tax credit. Further, Ply Gem Windows does not intend to and is not providing legal or tax advice and recommends that purchasers consult their own tax advisor to determine whether the products they purchase qualify for the tax credit.

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