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Get Tax Credit for Making Your Home Greener

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Did you make changes in your home last year to reduce your energy bill?  If so, going green may pay off for you this tax season.

If you simply remodeled your kitchen or bathroom, the tax credit may not apply to you.  But if you invested in appliances or fixtures to make your home greener, then you may be able to write those expenses off.

Upgrades that make your home more energy efficient can earn tax credit that gives you back 30 percent of what you spent.  Some of those upgrades include skylights, outside doors, insulated windows, high efficiency furnaces, water heaters and central air conditioning units.  If they were installed in your primary residence in 2010, you can take up to $1,500 off your taxes.

The deadline to file your taxes is Monday, April 18.

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