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Is an Outdoor Wood Burner Considered for Energy Credits on My Income Tax Return?

By Heidi Hunt

Tags: tax credits, wood burner,

I purchased and had installed an outdoor wood burner. Is this considered for energy credits on my income tax return?

Catherine, there is a useful and informative website, DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency, that lists by state the Federal and State incentives for renewable energy and energy-efficient products.

Here is the specific language in the Federal Personal Tax Credit section related to wood-burning appliances:

Heating, Cooling and Water-Heating Equipment
Taxpayers who purchase qualified residential energy-efficient property are eligible for a tax credit worth 30 percent of the system cost, including labor costs. The credit may also be applied to labor costs for assembly and original installation of eligible property. The following types of equipment are eligible:

— Heidi Hunt, assistant editor