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Consumer Tip for January 2007

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 (PA only)

Before you prepare your 2006 tax returns, check the information below:
    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 offers consumers credits on their federal income tax returns.  You may be eligible for credits if you are driving a fuel-efficient vehicle or have installed energy-efficient appliances and products.
Did you install new windows, doors, heating and cooling equipment?  If so, you may be eligible for these credits.  Check the Department of Energy website below to get more information before you prepare your 2006 tax returns.
    Also, consumers are going to receive  a one-time Telephone Excise Tax Refund on their federal tax return for 2006.  This is because federal courts have decided that the tax we have been paying on our long-distance service no longer applies.  The IRS is therefore refunding the taxes paid after Feb. 28, 2003 and before August 1, 2006.  All of the information regarding this refund can be found by clicking on the link below, which is the IRS information page.

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