Sun Starts Setting On Solar Tax Credit From Uncle Sam

The good news is that the cost of solar panels and equipment is dropping, down about 6.5% in 2018, and putting in solar panels can cut your utility bills by a lot. The bad news is the upfront cost isn't cheap — an average of $13,188 in 2018, according to EnergySage, a marketplace for solar equipment.

Luckily, federal tax credits can cut your cost. That $13,188 upfront cost is after taking the tax credit. Far more valuable than a deduction against your taxable income, a credit reduces your tax dollar for dollar. But you better hurry to beat the phase-out of the credits.

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This article was written by a professional financial journalist for Meg Green & Associates. and is not intended as legal or investment advice.

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