25 Oct

Energy Efficiency Tax Benefits: 179D & 45L

Online Event


Eide Bailly webinarInspired Perspectives | Energy Efficiency Tax Benefits: 179D & 45L

If you are constructing or renovating energy efficient commercial building property (EECBP) or residential property, there are tax credits and deductions you may be eligible to receive—and the benefits may even be getting better.

The Section 179D energy efficiency deduction is available to building owners or tenants paying for qualifying improvements. The deduction is worth up to $1.80 per square foot.

In addition, the “designer” of government owned EECBP is eligible for the deduction. A designer creates the technical specifications for installation of the EECBP. This could include architects, engineers, and contractors.

The 45L is an energy efficient home tax credit. Eligible builders may qualify for up to a $2,000 per unit tax credit for the construction or renovation of energy efficient residential properties.

If the Biden Tax Budget gets approved, the 179D deduction could increase to $3 per square foot and the 45L credit could increase to $2,500 and be extended an additional five years.

Learning Objectives:
Outline qualification and benefits of 179D and 45L
Review process to obtaining 179D and 45L
Discuss anticipated changes coming from the Biden Tax Budget

Mark Rogers, Principal-in-Charge, Fixed Asset Services | Eide Bailly
Mark has over 17 years of experience helping taxpayers identify and implement tax-saving strategies made available through building, acquiring, renovating, and designing property. As the leader of the Fixed Asset Services (FAS) group, Mark oversees a national team of CPAs, Professional Engineers, energy modelers, LEED professionals, architects, and construction specialists. The FAS group is 30 strong with wide industry experience performing Fixed Asset Planning, 179D deduction, Cost Segregation, 45L credit, Tangible Property Regulations, and Construction Tax Planning studies.

Joe Sawatske, Principal, Energy Incentives | Eide Bailly
Joe has over 13 years of experience in helping taxpayers realize tax incentives through the construction, renovation, and design of energy efficient real estate. As the head of Eide Bailly’s Energy Efficiency Incentives (EEI) group, Joe oversees a national team of Professional Engineers, energy modelers, and HERS Raters. The growing EEI group is 14 strong with extensive experience in performing 179D deduction, 45L credit, and ENERGY STAR studies.

Kristin Gustafson, Director of 179D, PE, CEM, BEM, LEED AP | Eide Bailly
Kristin leads the 179D department and is a Professional Engineer licensed in 49 states. She is also a certified building energy modeling professional with over 10 years of consulting experience.

CPE Information
CPE Credit: 1
Field of Study: Taxes
Level of Knowledge: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Additional Information: This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Amy DeGeorge.