Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. See the Energy Star website Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency for information regarding the credits available for 2018 tax returns. These credits are available in the TaxAct program.
To enter information for the residential energy credits:
- From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop) click Federal. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then select Federal.
- Click Other Credits in the Federal Quick Q&A Topics menu to expand the category, and then click Residential energy credits
- The program will proceed with the interview questions for you to enter or review the appropriate information
Note: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 extended the credits in Part I of Form 5695 until 2021 as told in the instructions for 5695.