American humorist Will Rogers offered an insightful observation
about U.S. government when he declared: "The only difference
between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time
Although this may have rung true many times during the course of
history, Congress has made some recent attempts to offer tax relief
to the public, including passing several acts providing tax
incentives for individuals and business owners who make
energy-efficient improvements to their homes or businesses. One way
to do so is by improving a building envelope, which often entails
making improvements to the building's roof system. As a result,
there are some roofing-related incentives of which taxpayers may
want to take advantage.
Unfortunately, many homeowners and business owners don't clearly
understand what needs to be done to obtain the tax credits; a
primary reason for confusion is the requirements for homeowners and
business owners differ.
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