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JKJavelin

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I had a complete solar system installed in Quartzsite earlier this year and I have since found out that the IRS has a 26% tax credit for solar installations on your primary or secondary residence. They accept an rv as a second residence, but I've seen references to motor homes and mobile homes, not travel trailers or fifth wheels. I've also seen descriptions by others that a dwelling with a bed, toilet and stove as acceptable.
Anybody have any experience with this? We spend considerable time 'living' in our rig.
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Consult with a tax professional for this advice and the documents necessary IMO.


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Why not contact the IRS and find out directly from them


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Yes, I googled it first and didn't see a clear answer, that's why I thought I'd see if anyone here with a trailer/fifth wheel had done it.
Somehow I have doubts that a beaurocrat on the phone will understand the difference between a motorhome and a fifth wheel. But I might have to find out.
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Sure way to trigger an audit but may be entirely appropriate. Consult a tax professional not Good Sam membership.

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JKJavelin wrote:

Somehow I have doubts that a beaurocrat on the phone will understand the difference between a motorhome and a fifth wheel.

I agree. You will probably have better luck calling Burger King and asking the question. [emoticon]

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A Birger King bureaucrat? Why the cheap shot at state and federal tax agency workers?

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The solar credit is for your main home only. The mortgage interest deduction applies to a primary residence and second home. Your travel trailer would qualify as a second residence for the interest deduction but there is no credit for solar installations on a second home. I believe that is where the confusion comes from.

I hope this helps.

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