The federal tax credit for builders to build energy efficient homes (45L) and for homeowners to install energy efficient products (25C) expired on December 31, 2011.
After extending the payroll tax cut, unemployment benefits and doctor Medicare payments for two months, Congress adjourned for its holidays recess. Congress failed to take action on a “tax extenders” legislative package that would have renewed a number of tax credits including the residential efficiency credits.
RESNET and its strategic allies have been working hard with members of the Senate Finance Committee to have the residential energy efficiency tax credits extended. Word in Washington is that when Congress comes back into session in January, there will be a push to extend these important credits retroactively to January 1, 2012.
We need your help to make this happen. It is essential that the RESNET network and its building industry clients reach out to their Congressional delegation and educated them on the importance of the residential energy efficiency tax credits.
To assist you in this effort RESNET has posted a RESNET Legislative Call to Action page on its web site. The site includes:
- A recording of the Legislative Call to Action webinar that was conducted by RESNET’s Washington representative
- A page on how to locate your Congressional delegation
- Talking points for Congressional staff
The time is now to reach out and educate your Congressional delegation on the importance of the residential energy efficiency credits. By standing up we can make our voice heard in Washington.