The Daily Record, part of the USA network out of northern New Jersey, recently recognized HomeSelfe as one of their “surprising ways to save on your taxes.” Especially if you’re considering making some energy-related upgrades, some of them can offer homeowners a return on their investment in the form of tax rebates.
HomeSelfe is the maker of a free, downloadable app that allows homeowners to take a “selfie” of their house and then pinpoints ways they could reduce their utility bills, lower their energy consumption and have a smaller environmental impact on our planet. According to the article, “Homeselfe is a fun, easy, free app that provides a clear path to an energy efficient home with a personalized money saving plan, available rebates, and access to local qualified contractors.”
Ameeta Jain, co-founder and spokesperson from HomeSelfe is helping to educate homeowners about keeping current on available tax credits when it comes to smaller upgrades to their homes that could make them eligible for tax credits of up to $500 on their return.
“By adding insulation, one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can make, you already know you are saving on your utility bills every month plus you may be eligible for a tax credit on that investment,” stated Jain. “Not taking advantage of that is throwing away your hard-earned cash. We want to empower families to receive the maximum refund allowed on their tax returns by providing them insight into the energy credits that are available.”
To read the article in its entirety and see some of the ways you could be reducing your utility costs and getting more back from Uncle Sam, please visit the Daily Record website here. See if you could make some minor adjustments and upgrades that could have a big impact on your energy bill and tax return.