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Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest legislation Congress has ever passed to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy innovation. Its home energy offerings include up-front discounts, tax credits, and low-cost financing that together may provide a substantial pot of money for households to electrify. Electrifying your home simply means replacing fossil fuel use (propane, heating oil, gasoline) with electricity to reduce emissions and energy costs.
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Frequently Asked Questions About the IRA – Provided by Rewiring America
When can I access the IRA incentives?
Some incentives are available now, and others will become available in 2023. The tax credits marked “2023” will be available on January 1, 2023. Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly when the upfront discounts marked “2023” will be available, because it will depend on how each state rolls out its incentive program. Our best guess is that those upfront discounts will be available mid-end of the year 2023. For an overview of incentives, you can use right now, see the full FAQ.
Do I need to spend a lot to get these incentives?
In many cases, no! The IRA incentives are designed to increase access to clean technology. For households with lower incomes, 100% of appliance and installation costs are discounted at purchase, meaning you could install efficient electric appliances at no cost, with no spending.
Middle-income households do have to spend in order to access savings, but up to 50% of appliance and installation costs can be covered through upfront discounts, and you can use tax credits to cover some of the remaining gap.
Highest income households are not eligible for upfront discounts, so you will have to pay full price for appliances and installation — but tax credits on the back end could recoup around 30% of your costs.
Can the IRA help me if I am a renter?
Yes! The up-front electrification rebates and electrification tax credits can all be used by renters. Many of these upgrades (including window-unit heat pumps, electric stoves, and heat pump clothes dryers) are portable, so renters can bring them to their next homes and will not have to leave any savings behind. Renters are also eligible for the used and new EV tax credits. And although they are not exactly consumer-facing, renters will benefit from the IRA’s $1 billion investment in affordable housing energy upgrades and the new tax deduction for efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings (including apartment buildings).