Are Water Saving Toilets Tax Deductible?

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Many new homes come with water-saving toilets; older homes do not. In 2009, the government passed a law that gives some efficiency upgrades favorable tax treatment. Here is a guide on how to replace your old toilet for a newer water-saving unit and use the upgrade to claim a tax deduction.

Know Which Brands and Models Are Tax Deductible

Not every single brand or model will be listed as tax deductible, so you will want to make sure you buy a water-saving toilet that qualifies for the deduction. Contact the manufacturer or ask a store clerk for help. Consider replacing your faucet and shower as well.

Compare Prices

Once you know which units are tax deductible, compare prices to find the best deal. Keep your out-of-pocket cost as low as possible. How much you spend may or may not count on how much you will get back. Contact an accountant for help with the guidelines. Keep the receipt for proof for when you file your taxes.