The basis for developing and supporting the 45L tax credit is a detailed energy analysis that must be performed by a qualified third-party or, as the IRS defines them, an Eligible Certifier. In most cases, the Eligible Certifier is the project’s HERS Rater that verified the home’s energy features (HVAC, insulation, etc.)
Working with CHEERS 45L, the project’s HERS Rater will perform the required energy analysis with U.S. Department of Energy Approved Micropas 45L software and create the detailed 45L certificate package required to claim the $2,000 credit. The HERS Rater provides this package to the project’s builder / developer, who then uses IRS Form 8908 to claim the energy efficient home credit on their tax return. A fee for 45L certification is typically charged by the HERS Rater to the builder on a per unit basis.
CHEERS 45L offers HERS Raters and builders two paths to create 45L documentation:
- Self-Service – HERS Raters access DOE approved Micropas 45L software and energy model the project, ultimately creating the 45L certification package to give to the builder.
- Full-Service – CHEERS 45L’s energy analysis experts work with the project’s HERS Rater and builder to analyze the project, determine 45L qualification potential, and ultimately create and deliver the 45L certificate documentation.
With over 40 years of combined 45L experience our team of energy efficiency experts, licensed engineers and software developers are ready to get started on your 45L project. Contact us today and see if your project qualifies!