Have you heard? The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law on Tuesday, August 16. While the $430 billion package includes many provisions, here are three key areas where you may benefit:
- Tax credits for energy-related home improvements - The bill includes a 30% tax credit for installing energy-efficient windows, heat pumps, or newer appliances. There’s another tax credit for installing solar panels, and up to $14,000 worth of rebates for upgrading to new, energy-efficient appliances.
- Expanded EV tax credits - If you have an electric vehicle, you’re in luck! New tax credits are available, with up to $4,000 offered for used EVs and up to $7,500 for new EVs. There’s also a tax credit for installing an electric charger in your home (just read the fine print to ensure you qualify).
- Prescription drug caps - Some changes don’t take effect right away. For example, insulin payments will be limited to $35 per month for Medicare Part D beneficiaries starting next year. In 2024, overall out-of-pocket drug costs will be limited to $4,000 annually, and then dropping to $2,000 in 2025.
As with all new legislation, there are benefits as well as complexities!