Phoenix Homeowner Tax Credits & Rebates

HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Home Improvements

Whether you want to fix a faucet or add a new addition to your home, you need to know the facts and the pitfalls of home improvements. Here are some sources that can help.

Federal Loan Programs


About HUD's rehabilitation and repair home loan


Program description


Q about HUD's rehabilitation and repair loan


HUD's property improvement loan


Fixing up your home and how to finance it


HUD-approved lenders


Home Improvement Loans for Native Americans


Rural home improvement and repair loans/grants

Community-based Programs


HOME program


Contact a HOME representative in your community


Community Development Block Grant Program


Contact a CDBG representative in your area

Consumer Information


Household Energy Efficiency - Home Energy Briefs


Protect yourself: deceptive home improvement contractors


Home energy saver


Home Repairs by Readers Digest

Energy Rebates and Tax Credits in Arizona

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Updated September 2016

Arizona Public Service (APS) offers the following incentives:

Green Building Incentive

Personal Deduction

Personal Tax Credit

Property Tax Assessment

Property Tax Exemption

Sales Tax Exemption

Utility Loan Program

Utility Rebate Program



Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

Tax Credit:  30% of cost with no upper limit

Expires:  December 31, 2016

Geothermal Heat Pumps:  Geothermal heat pumps are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but use the ground instead of outside air to provide heating, air conditioning and, in most cases, hot water. Because they use the earth's natural heat, they are among the most efficient and comfortable heating and cooling technologies currently available.  Must meet the requirements of the ENERGY STAR program which are in effect at the time of the expenditure. Tax Credit includes installation costs.

Small Residential Wind Turbines:  A wind turbine collects kinetic energy from the wind and converts it to electricity that is compatible with a home's electrical system.  Must have a nameplate capacity of no more than 100 kilowatts.  Tax Credit includes installation costs.

Solar Energy and Water Systems:  Solar water heaters come in a wide variety of designs, all including a collector and storage tank, and all using the sun's thermal energy to heat water. Solar water heaters are typically described according to the type of collector and the circulation system.  At least half of the energy generated by the "qualifying property" must come from the sun. The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or a comparable entity endorsed by the government of the state in which the property is installed.  Tax Credit includes installation costs.


To apply for the Energy Tax Credit, use form 5695 for the residential energy tax credit (line 52).

Save your receipts and the Manufacturer's Certification Statement for your records.

Tax Credit:  10% of cost up to $500 or a specific amount from $50-$300.

Expires:  December 31, 2016

Details:  Must be an existing home & your principal residence.  New construction and rentals do not apply.

          Biomass Stoves
          Air Source Heat Pumps
          Central Air Conditioning (CAC)
          Gas, Propane, or Oil Hot Water Boiler
          Gas, Propane or Oil Furnaces and Fans
          Water Heaters (non-solar)
          Windows, Doors & Skylights

Tax Credit:  30% of cost with no upper limit

Expires:  December 31, 2016

                * (Tax credits for Solar Energy Systems are available at 30% through December 31, 2019.

                The credit decreases to 26% for tax year 2020; drops to 22% for tax year 2021 then expires December 31, 2021)

Details:  Existing homes and new construction qualify.  Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify.

          Geothermal Heat Pumps
          Small Wind Turbines (Residential)
          Solar Energy Systems *

Tax Credit:  30% of cost with no upper limit 

Expires:  December 31, 2016

Details:  Existing homes and new construction qualify.  Must be your principal residence.  Rental homes and second homes do not qualify.

          Fuel Cells (Residential Fuel Cell and Microturbine System)
Please note, not all ENERGY STAR qualified products qualify for a tax credit. ENERGY STAR distinguishes energy efficient products which, although they may cost more to purchase than standard models, will pay you back in lower energy bills within a reasonable amount of time, without a tax credit.

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