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Summer Home Upgrades and Kids' Activities May Bring Tax Benefits

Some projects and activities that people typically undertake in summer may qualify for 2024 tax credits. For example, upgrades to keep your home cool and comfortable may be eligible for clean energy or energy efficiency credits. Examples of potentially qualifying improvements include Energy Star-rated windows and doors, solar-powered water heaters, and new central air conditioning units or ventilation systems. More information about these programs may be found on the IRS Home Energy Tax Credits webpage (link below).

In addition, if your children attend summer camps, day camps or childcare programs so that you can work, the Child and Dependent Care Credit may enable you to reclaim some of the cost. A tax professional can help you determine whether you qualify for these or other tax-saving programs, and if so, help you properly document expenses to preserve your eligibility.

Home Energy Credits: https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/home-energy-tax-credits