Whether you bought a house, paid for college, or renovated your home for energy efficiency, we've got the scoop on the tax credits and deductions that may help you get more money back.
By Kate Ashford
If you made environmental improvements -- energy-efficient windows, doors, insulation, heating and air conditioning systems -- the government wants to offset the cost. Get a tax credit for 30 percent (up to $1,500 for most enhancements, although there's no upper limit for solar panels or solar water heaters). And while a new Energy Star fridge doesn't qualify for 2009, if you buy an energy-efficient appliance in 2010, your state may offer a rebate. Details vary by state, so ask your state's energy office for more info.