If you have installed energy-efficient lighting systems since 2006, you may be eligible for significant tax benefits
Did you know DESIGNERS are eligible for a Federal tax benefit of up to $1.80 per square foot for the design of energy-efficient public buildings placed into service after January 1, 2006? Benefits originally awarded to architects through the 2005 Energy Policy Act have recently been extended with the efforts and support of the AIA. Architects are experiencing positive effects on their businesses as a result of the 2005 Energy Policy Act’s recent extension.
Where designers are seeing direct benefit:
- Increased cash flow through direct allocation of the 179D federal tax benefit (up to $1.80 per square foot) for the design of energy efficient systems in new or existing public buildings owned by a federal, state, or local government.
- Increased satisfaction and loyalty from commercial building owner clients who are eligible for the same tax benefit.
- Competitive advantage in the marketplace should we see an extension for current and future projects: architects with the knowledge of these tax benefits are able to bid on public building projects much more competitively, and as we see an increase in public building production to stimulate the economy, this can be a significant tool in successfully winning bids.
By partnering with a professionally licensed engineering firm such as Engineered Tax Services, you will be able to assess past, current and future projects for tax benefits and guide you and your clients through the certification process. Our engineering partner’s experience includes certification on hundreds of public schools, which secured major tax deductions for the architects involved in the projects for the future. We will ensure the process of obtaining your tax benefits follows legislation guidelines while securing the maximum 179D tax benefit.