The energy transition tax credit (ISCED) is again renewed for the year 2018. With some modifications made each year, this aid allows households to deduct from their taxes certain expenses related to the energy improvement works of their home. With this extension until 2018, what are the changes to the tax credit?
Certain equipment excluded from the list of eligible works
The tax credit for the energy transition will now exclude certain equipment considered energetically inefficient from the list of works eligible for this assistance. Thus, energy-efficient boilers consuming fuel oil for example can no longer be deducted from tax. Efficient but polluting, they still benefit from a VAT reduced to 5.5%.
However, very high performance gas-fired boilers still benefit from the tax credit up to 30% of expenses. Please note: all equipment that was previously eligible and subscribed before January 1, 2018 will be taken into account during the tax credit. In the case of very high performance oil-fired boilers, they can benefit from up to 15% of the tax credit until June 30th.
External insulation more difficult to put in place
Regarding insulation work, some are excluded from the list eligible for a tax deduction. Specifically, the insulation work windows, entrance doors and shutters opening onto the outside can no longer benefit from this aid, except for households with a quote accepted and paid a deposit before 1 January 2018. As for other types of thermal insulation, they can still claim the tax credit up to 30%.
New categories eligible in 2018
In 2018, two new categories make their appearances in the works eligible for the tax credit: the costs of connection to a heating or cooling network powered by renewable energies and the energy performance audit fees that may work to be done. Regarding the other categories of the tax credit (heat pump, photovoltaic panels, insulation, boiler, etc.), they are still present. To consult the list of works eligible for the tax credit, the government website offers a lot of information on this subject.