v7.3 Tax Credit Version
In February, differences were found in how MICROPAS
calculates the reference home energy use due to a
difference in interpretation of the RESNET tax credit
procedures. Details of the situation are found in a letter
2007 and an update letter dated
April 4, 2007.
Tax Credit Version now available!
February 2006, the
IRS rules for the tax credits for energy
efficient new construction available under the Energy
Policy Act of 2005 were released. A new home qualifies for
a $2000 tax credit to the builder if it is
certified to have 50% lower heating and cooling than the
2004 Supplement to the 2003 International Energy
Conservation Code (IECC). 10% of the savings must come
from envelope improvements.
The IRS specified that the
savings must be calculated in accordance with Residential
Energy Services Network (RESNET)
Publication No. 05-001.
RESNET rules for Tax Credits.
the MICROPAS v7.1 Tax Credit version (v7.1)
in March, 2006.
Enercomp chose to not release this version because the
approved RESNET rules did not properly value heating vs.
cooling energy when gas heating was used. Instead,
requested that RESNET revise its rules to use the
normalized modified loads approach contained in the full
RESNET documents. RESNET responded responded in June 2006
with Publication No. 06-001.
In October 2006,
the IRS recognized these corrected rules and MICROPAS7
v7.3 has been
approved by RESNET
and is now ready for release.
for a copy of the release letter that describes how this
version is different from other versions.
IRS has approved MICROPAS Tax Credit Version.
Get a copy of the IRS Tax
Credit Form 8908 that builders use to claim tax
credits. This form has summary information on how the
credits work. Read the more detailed
Tax Credit Rules.
Visit IRS web site with
IRS Tax Credit Notice.
The current release of the MICROPAS Tax Credit version is
intended for use in the western region of the country. The
program is shipped with weather data for Arizona,
California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. Additional locations
may be available.
The MICROPAS Tax Credit version is available for $795 plus
$100 per month.
Click here to
download the order form.
Latest Version -
v7.30 - 11/29/2006
Download the latest version with manuals of
MICROPAS v7.3 (6mb) or the
without manuals (1.6mb). These will run as a demo if you do not have have a valid MICROPAS7
tax credit version license file.