IRS: What the Inflation Reduction Act Means For You

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022 has been a year of major change, and taxpayers are going to start seeing some of the financial impact of that in the coming tax season. Fortunately, as the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service outlines, a lot of those changes could actually be good news for taxpayers.

The new law includes a lot of tax breaks for individuals who are contributing to clean energy and home efficiency initiatives.

For starters, the government is reaffirming its stance towards incentivizing people to make their homes more energy efficient.

From now until 2032, homeowners will receive a 30% credit on any eligible home improvements that contribute to their home being more efficient. This includes things such as doors, windows, water heaters, and central air conditioners that help conserve energy.

Similarly, until 2032 you can also get credit for purchasing a qualified clean energy vehicle. This includes $7,500 for a new commercial clean vehicle. Or $40,000 for clean vehicles that are over 14,000 pounds.

The new law could also help your health benefits. The Affordable Care Act was previously set to expire at the end of the year, but this law extends that coverage until 2025. This will help people with tighter finances to continue to be able to afford healthcare at lower premiums when choosing from the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Fred Hubler, CEO and Chief Wealth Strategist for Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, who built his company on alternative investments and retainer-based planning, likes the idea of incentivizing making your home more efficient. “For most of our clients in the 27 states we work in the biggest factor to reducing taxes is the use of oil and gas investments that give a large year one write down of income. “The home efficiency incentives help, but won’t “move the needle” for clients with large tax burdens.

Even if none of those other details pertain to you, this law will still help spread taxes in a more fair manner. Under this new law, corporations that are making over $1 billion in revenue will now see a tax at a minimum of 15%. This will help ensure that wealth continues to circulate and can be used to benefit the country rather than simply being hoarded.

However, the biggest takeaway for everyday people under this new law is that if you have been thinking of making more efficient upgrades to your home or to what you drive, now is a great time to start making those plans so you can benefit from these incentives.

There are many more items that could also lead to other tax breaks with this law. See what others you might qualify for in the post from the IRS’s Taxpayer Advocate Service.

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