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How Short Sales and Foreclosures Affect Your Taxes
If you engage in a short sale or your mortgage lender forecloses on your home, there are some important tax implications that you'll want to consider. Read more…

How to Avoid Taxes on Canceled Mortgage Debt
If you lost your principal residence to a foreclosure or short sale, TurboTax can help you deal with the tax implications, including recent tax law changes that can offer some relief. Read more…

Energy Tax Credit: Which Home Improvements Qualify?
Taxpayers who upgrade their homes to make use of renewable energy may be eligible for a tax credit to offset some of the costs. Through the 2020 tax year, the federal government offers the Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit. The renewable energy tax credits are good through 2019 and then are reduced each year through the end of 2021. Claim the credits by filing Form 5695 with your tax return. Read more…

Video: What Are Energy Tax Credits?
If you purchased an electric car or made eco-friendly improvements to your home this year, you may be eligible to reduce the amount of tax you owe by claiming one of the energy tax credits. Read more…

What Are Energy Tax Credits?
In an attempt to promote a healthier environment, the U.S. Congress authorizes an array of energy tax credits as incentive for people using alternative energy resources. If you are eligible, these tax credits reduce the amount of income tax you owe on a dollar-for-dollar basis. To give that some context, a tax deduction only reduces the amount of income that is subject to tax, so energy tax credits could save you a lot of money. Read more…


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