Making EPAct Simple


Are you missing out on sizeable tax deductions when installing energy efficient equipment in your facilities?

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) established a tax deduction for installing energy efficient technologies in commercial buildings. The deduction is available to many types of commercial buildings such as stores, offices, warehouses, hotels and manufacturing facilities. The tax deductions are actually an accelerated depreciation of capital assets. The most common deduction claimed is the partial qualification for lighting. When you install energy efficient lighting that meets the criteria, you may qualify for deductions of up to 60 cents per square foot up to the total cost of the project. In late December, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 extended the EPAct Tax Deduction by one year, allowing projects that were put into service between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2016 to qualify.

In order to be eligible for the Commercial Building Tax Deduction, properties must meet several design criteria such as minimum lighting power density levels, correct illumination levels and control provisions.

BriteSwitch can help you by:
  • - Analyzing designs for eligibility.

  • - Calculating the potential EPAct tax deduction.

  • - Optimizing the EPAct tax deduction.

  • - Assuring project certification.

The final result will be all the documentation you need for your tax professional to file your EPAct tax deduction, including the Certificate of Compliance.

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