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Tax Deductible Home Improvements

If you have wandered into the land of home improvement projects, you’re in for some good news. Did you know home improvements are tax deductible? It is really vital to know which improvements for the home are tax deductible and which ones are not.

Before qualifying for such a status there are some criteria to meet:

For Example:

  • It must grow the worth of the home
  • All improvement need to increase the home’s life-span
  • Increases the uses of those who live in it
  • Provides access to impaired people
  • Updates regular materials with green or sustainable alternatives

Home improvements excluded:

  • A plain change of the exterior color
  • Regular maintenance that is needed to any home
  • Minor gardening and landscape
  • Appliance upgrade that do not reduce or increases the use of water

By now the picture is probably becoming clear. You need to consider important home improvements, like cracks in the brick facing and leaks in order to qualify without risks.

Savings On Energy:

  • Doors and large window to cut down on dispersion.
  • Inspections to determine where heat or cooling is leaking

How can you combine all of these requirements in one project, without having to go crazy trying to start different improvement and take advantage of the above breaks. On way to do this is to add panel of imitation brick which are cheap and beautiful at the same time. Take a look at this brick wall:

Beautiful renewable and green example
Beautiful renewable and green example

Something this gorgeous will not only save you hundreds of dollars but it will qualify for many deductions thanks to the energy saving properties (they add an R4 insulation factor) and it adds value to the property. The other unique characteristic is that such materials can be reused by simply unscrewing them and installing them somewhere else.

You can thank us later for the tips!