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Is the Vermont Castings Montpelier Eligible for Tax Credit?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Parkview154, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Parkview154

    Parkview154 New Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    My husband and I purchased our VC Montpelier insert last year in October. At the time, I was unaware that they had extended the tax credit for efficient wood burning stoves. Now that I know, I'm planning on filing an amended tax return to take advantage of the $300 credit for 2012.

    However, the credit clearly states that only stoves with an efficiency rating of >75% are eligible for the credit. I could not find any information on VC's website about the rating for this insert so I looked for the paperwork from when I had it installed. The energy guide tag that came with the user manual has an arrow on the "efficiency" column that spans between ~59%-65% with an asterisk next to it. Under the asterisk it says "NOT TESTED FOR EFFICIENCY - The value indicated is for similar non-catalytic wood heaters".

    I searched the forums and it seems that others have taken the tax credit for the VC Montpelier, but without a definite efficiency rating to go by, how do I prove that it's eligible in the event of an audit? Sorry if this question has been asked before. Thanks in advance for all your help!

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  2. SolarBrian

    SolarBrian Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Central MA
  3. Ram 1500 with an axe...

    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

    Mar 26, 2013
    New Jersey
    I bought mine in February and I plan on taking mine..... VC website stated that the montpelier was eligible....
    You should ask your accountant if you can put it towards 2013, better then amending if it is possible, good luck....
  4. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

    Nov 14, 2006
    madison hgts. va
    download the certificate SB provided the link above for your records, make sure the model you have is listed on the certificate , take it with you when you go to do your taxes along with reciept (you will not send these in with your taxes but will be noted on the form keep the certificate and the reciept with your records in case of audit.)

    if the unit in question is eligible and was purchased in the timframe specified by the law, you should be able to claim the credit.

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