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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Congress Extends Tax Credit For Energy Saving Window Film

The International Window Film Association Educates Consumers On How To Take Advantage of the $500 Tax Credit

Washington, D.C. – January 6, 2015  – Window Film is eligible for tax credits recently extended by Congress and the tax incentive can cover up to 10 percent of the cost of window films to a maximum of $500, reports the International Window Film Association (IWFA). The one-year retroactive tax credit may allow taxpayers to claim the incentives on their 2014 returns filed in 2015.

“We are delighted that Congress recently passed HR 5771 that includes tax incentives for energy efficient home improvements, such as window film,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA. To make people more aware about the many benefits of window films the IWFA offers informational videos available at www.iwfa.com and free consumer booklets.

As a long-term and cost-effective solution for saving energy, window film qualifies in the legislation as part of a building’s ‘insulation envelope’. It can reduce energy consumption from solar heat gain in summer or reflect interior heat back inside in winter, while allowing in natural light without the negative impact of UV exposure.

Year-round, window film can help to control glass breakage and may prevent glass shards from hurting people. Consumers should check with their window film installer or manufacturer to determine if their product qualifies under the tax incentive program. 

While reducing our energy use and an energy user’s overall carbon footprint, some energy-efficient changes require significant investment, but window film has been shown to be a cost-effective means of improving energy performance. Window Film is also part of the California building code, in part due to its recognition for offering a high-value, low-cost method for saving energy. 

About the International Window Film Association

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is a unified industry body of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the industry by providing unbiased research, influencing policy and promoting awareness of window film. The organization builds alliances with trade associations, utilities and government agencies to advance dealers’ and distributors’ businesses and provide value to their customers. Join the IWFA on, follow on us  and subscribe to our channel. 

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This is the official blog of the IWFA. Written by Darrell Smith, the Executive Director of the IWFA. With over 35 years of experience in the window film industry, Darrell provides comments and insights on the current state and future opportunities within the window film community.

"My View" - New Survey Shows People Unaware Of the Danger of Sunlight At Home and In the Car


I thought “stay out of the sun” was a common practice for many of us. It turns out, I’m wrong. 

The majority of people are still not aware that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause significant damage to their skin and eyes, even while inside their homes or driving in their cars. This is according to a new IWFA survey among 1,094 U.S. adults, where the results came as a huge surprise to me. What will it take for people to understand the dangers of UV rays? Read More »