An important window film federal tax credit has been extended until 2032 for U.S. homeowners. According to the International Window Film Association (“IFWA”), the move was announced as part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

According to a 2006 IRS provision, window film is classified as an insulation material that moderates the effects of the sun’s rays on a home.

Beginning in 2023, up to $1,200 of tax credits are provided or up to 30% of the improvement’s cost. That is a significant improvement from the current law. Homeowners that implemented changes in 2022 and prior years can apply for up to 10% of the project’s cost.

Which Madico Films Qualify for the Tax Credit?

1. Determine your climate zone.

Qualifying products vary by the geographical climate zone in which you live. Refer to the map below or the Manufacturer’s Certification document to determine your climate zone.

2. Determine which window films qualify in your climate zone by glass type.
  • In some climate zones, only windows, skylights and door windows with wood or vinyl frames qualify.
  • If unsure about glass type, use the more conservative value.
  • Safety film versions of solar control films also qualify. For example, if RS40 qualifies, RS40 4mil and 8mil also qualify.
  • Window films qualify as insulation on IECC 2009 code and by the IRS as a 25c tax credit
  • Qualifications are based on IECC 2009 and amendments.
  • Please reference Madico’s Manufacturer’s Certification for a full listing of qualifying films.
3. Print the Manufacturer’s Certification document.

To receive the tax credit, consumers are required to submit Madico’s Manufacturer’s Certification and the IRS 5695 form with their Income Tax Return. Retain your original film invoice illustrating the cost of the window film only and a copy of the product’s certification from Madico.