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New I.R.S. incentives, from cold to hot

Looking for some last minute tax deductions before the April 15th filing deadline? 

This week’s The Green Home from the New York Times looks at ways you can receive tax credits by going green at your home.  To start, improvements which make your home more energy efficient, which include installing new windows and insulation, have credits worth 30 percent of the total cost.  Additional credits can be earned if you drive a hybrid or diesel car, use forms of renewable energy, or upgrade home cooling and heating systems.  Before making any improvements to green your home, be sure to research the upgrades thoroughly, as not all will be right for you or eligible for the tax credits.  The article provides sources for you to learn more.

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