If President Obama gets his way, Congress will approve a new plan to get contractors back to work. The plan would provide tax incentives for weatherization and home energy-efficiency projects.
The proposed plan is being called “Cash for Caulkers.” While the details are still vague, some news outlets are reporting that the program is part of a larger stimulus plan that would provide funds to small businesses over a three-year period. It is also being described as a tax incentive for homeowners. Homeowners can receive tax rebates for taking steps to make their homes more energy efficient. This would create a selling opportunity for contractors. They can offer their services and inform homeowners that they will receive money back from the government for taking steps to weatherize their homes.
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