H.R.5159 - Empowering Homeowners Energy Efficiency Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] (Introduced 11/19/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/19/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5159 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/19/2019)
Empowering Homeowners Energy Efficiency Act of 2019
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the tax credit for nonbusiness energy property to include a credit for home energy audits. The amount of such credit is 30% of the cost of a home energy audit, not to exceed $150.
The bill defines "home energy audit" to mean an inspection and written report for a dwelling owned and used by a taxpayer as the taxpayer's principal residence. The audit must identify the most significant and cost-effective energy efficiency improvements for such dwelling, including an estimate of the energy and cost savings for each improvement, and be conducted and prepared by a certified home energy auditor.