Category: Tax Credit Administrative

Opportunities for Builders, Developers, Architects, and/or Property Owners to earn tax credits. One current program applies to Single Family and/or Multi-Family units up to 3 stories including: Single Family Residence(s), Tract or Production Home(s), Residential Condominium(s), Apartment Building(s), Assisted Living Residence(s), Affordable Housing, Rehabilitation, Substantial Reconstruction, Student Housing. You can collect for 2016 and retroactive for 2015 – 2013 (as long as you did not already collect). Tax credit can be claimed retroactively for up to three years. Builders and/or Developers must have tax basis in the home or dwellings to claim the credit.

 

Federal Energy Tax Credits ARE BACK!!!!

45L Federal Energy Tax Credit Information

Today, February 9, 2018, Congress passed the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018” This budget act includes Section 45L Credit for Energy-Efficient New Homes. New Homes sold or leased can qualify for $2,000 per home of tax credit.  The construction of the new homes must meet or exceed the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code plus supplements. Many California builders qualify because the California’s Energy Code Compliance exceeds the IECC’s 2006 Code. Many of our NV clients also qualify. We can collect retroactive up to three years back (2014 – 2017).  In order to qualify, a builder needs to have a tax basis in the home to claim the credit.

For no charge, we can review your projects from 2014 – 2017 finished (sold or leased units) to let you know if you qualify. One unit in a project may qualify and/or all the units. Should a unit or units qualify for the Federal Energy Tax Credit (FETC), we will then send you a proposal to process the FETC and send you a certificate number.

If you are not one of our current Title 24 clients, we can definitely still help you. We will need the following:

  • Architectural plans
  • Addresses
  • You will need to have the Title 24 Company you used for your project share the files with us in the HERS Provider Database
  • You will need to have the Title 24 Company send us the .BLD or .XML files

Please contact our office at our toll free number 866-950-1191. View or download the pdf with DuctTesters 45L FAQ

NAHB also posted more details about Energy Tax Credits: http://nahbnow.com/2018/02/energy-and-home-owner-tax-credits-included-in-budget-accord/

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Over the Edge for Veterans – 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity SFV / SCV) hosted an “OVER THE EDGE FOR VETERANS” fundraiser event. DuctTesters was a proud sponsor and sent two of their clients, Michael Hall from RSI Communities and Mark Mandernacht from Montage Development, rappelling down 25-stories in support of the event. The Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team rappelled first. You will see a photo below of LA’s SWAT Team with Judi Maclean from Homes 4 Familes.  All the proceeds from this event go directly towards the construction of new homes and social services for low-income Veterans and their families.

“To date, Homes 4 Families has partnered with non-profits, government entities, and corporations to bring the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model to communities. Primarily with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) as builder, we have built over 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles County, are under construction on 80 homes for low-income veteran families, and are working with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build 38 additional homes for low-income veterans.” – Homes 4 Families 

Over the Edge for Veteran’s Event has currently raised $142,061 of its $145,000 goal. Please help the fundraising effort by donating here: https://www.firstgiving.com/HabitatSFSCV/go-overthe-edge-for-veterans-2017 or Read More about Homes4Families: http://www.homes4families.org/.

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2017 CAHP Program is Back!

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The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) released the 2017 California Advanced Home Program (CAHP). The program offers financial incentives to help builders and architects create environmentally-friendly, energy-efficient communities for potential new home buyers and is now effective through December 15, 2017.

The DuctTesters team of Certified Energy Analysts (CEA), HERS Raters, GreenPoint Raters, and other certified Energy Consultants can verify, register and document your home(s).

Take a look at the entire program here: https://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builder-services/california-advanced-homes

2017 Single-Family Residence CAHP Program

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2017 Multi-Family Residence CAHP Program

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Take a look at the entire program here: https://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builder-services/california-advanced-homes

 

 

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