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Tax Deduction Consulting: Home Improvements Bozeman MT

While making improvements to your home, you would like to save some money at tax time. If you want to know how you can achieve this goal, keep on reading to know the details of this.

John Shellenberger
P.O Box 4758
Bozeman, MT
Company
Company: Estate Conservation Associates
Education
Franklin & Marshall College A.B.
Stanford University M.A.
Years Experience
Years Experience: 34
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Supplemental Medicare Insurance,College Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Long-term Care Insurance,1031 Exchanges,Wealth Engineering,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Inves

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Campbell and Associates,CPAs
(406) 728-9288
2505 S Russell
Missoula, MT
 
H&R Block Inside Russell Square Shopping Center
(406) 251-6020
1132 SW Higgins Ave Ste 210
Missoula, MT

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McGinley Kami CPA Kami CPA
(406) 586-5253
409 S 22nd Ave
Bozeman, MT
 
Stannebein Harry CPA Jccs
(406) 587-1277
220 W Lamme St
Bozeman, MT
 
John Shellenberger
P.O Box 4758
Bozeman, MT
Company
Company: Estate Conservation Associates
Education
Franklin & Marshall College A.B.
Stanford University M.A.
Years Experience
Years Experience: 34
Service
Supplemental Medicare Insurance,College Planning,401k Rollover From Employer,Income for Life/ Preserve Principal,Medicare Planning,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Long-term Care Insurance,1031 Exchanges,Wealth Engineering,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Life Insurance,Inves

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H&R Block
(406) 727-3577
7353 Goddard Dr Bldg 1150
Malmstrom Afb, MT

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Alborn Terry CPA Jccs
(406) 587-1277
220 W Lamme St
Bozeman, MT
 
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
(406) 582-0749
1008 N 7th Ave
Bozeman, MT
 
Bateson Joseph A CPA Jccs
(406) 587-1277
220 W Lamme St
Bozeman, MT
 
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Tax Deduction Consulting: Home Improvements

Tax Deductions for Home Improvements

It is possible to make improvements to your home and save some money at tax time at the same time. Tax deductions for home improvements follow some definite guidelines.

The most important thing to understand when considering tax deductions for home improvements is the difference between an improvement and a repair. Basically, an improvement adds to the value of the home. This can be adding a swimming pool, enlarging or adding rooms, or even fencing the backyard. A repair does not add to the value of the home, it simply prevents the value from dropping. A repair to a damaged roof or the replacement of leaking plumbing fixtures is a repair.

When the improvements are also used to conserve energy, there may be additional credits offered by the IRS. These conservation based credits vary from year to year, but the trend has been to increase them as the need to conserve energy becomes more of a National priority. It is always wise to look into the tax credits offered for environmentally friendly items, such as solar water heaters, when planning an improvement. Even some repairs can be converted to tax deductions if the repair qualifies for an energy credit.

A home improvement for medical purposes is a separate area that could have tax impact. If you add a pool, or make a home more handicapped friendly, the cost of the improvement could be considered as a medical deduction. In order to do this, you must have a written statement from a doctor that the improvement was recommended for medical purposes. You also need to realize that the medical deduction will only be valid for the amount that exceeds the increased value of the home as a result of the improvement. It should be remembered that medical expenses must exceed 7.5% of adjusted gross income in order to be claimed as a deduction.

Another way that home improvements might be helpful as tax deductions is to borrow the money for the improvement. This allows the interest on ...

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