This morning I was listening to a home improvement show on the radio and they spent several minutes explaining various tax credits available for doing certain home improvement projects related to energy efficiency.  Just one problem.  All of those credits expired on December 31, 2016.  There is still a credit available for installing solar systems, but the remainder of the energy related credits for hvac, insulation, windows etc. no longer exist.  Moral of the story: don’t get your tax advice from a salesman, instead rely on a competent tax professional such as an Enrolled Agent for your tax questions.