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179D Extended Through 2014

Date : 1/8/2015

Benicia, CA—After nearly a year of wrangling, the U.S. Congress extended the 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building tax deduction through 2014. The deduction, which provides for accelerated depreciation on energy efficient equipment, was one of the last acts of the 2014 Congress. IRS 179D allows for up to $1.80 per square foot in deductions, to […]

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2013 May Be Last Chance to Save with IRS 179D

Date : 12/9/2013

2013 may be the last chance to use the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction or 179D to offset some of the costs of energy efficiency upgrades. As the year winds down, and with Congressional leaders swarming to the exits, it seems increasingly unlikely that the House Ways and Mean Committee will muster the focus […]

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179D Percentages Adjusted by IRS

Date : 6/22/2012

The IRS recently changed requirements for the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Tax Deduction or 179D.  IRS Notice 2012-22 adjusted the guidelines for energy savings percentages required—making it somewhat easier for the deduction to be applied to HVAC equipment. For property placed into placed into service between the effective date of Between January 1, 2012 and […]

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USE IRS 179D to Increase Your Real Estate Investment

Date : 3/14/2012

With the cost of energy trending upward, reducing operating costs by installing new energy efficient lighting, HVAC, and upgrading the building envelope is the single best way to reduce operating costs. California, with the nation’s first and largest energy efficiency program has utility sponsored rebates on efficient lighting and air conditioning units that cover 15-20% […]

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What is the 179D Process?

Date : 1/19/2012

Clients often asked how does SEA complete a 179D certification? Sustainable Energy Associates follows a comprehensive and thorough process that that ensures accurate analysis and 179D certification. Our source material includes: IRS Notice 2006-52 (June 2006), IRS Notice 2008-40 (March 2008), User’s Manual for the ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, and related documents like the National Electrical […]

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