Shades of Texas Window Tinting has been a family owned and operated Austin window tinting and window treatments business since 1989. We became an authorized 3M window tint dealer in 1990 and at that time were selected to be the only Austin window tinting company authorized as a 3M Prestige Film dealer. We carry a full line of energy efficient 3M window flim products that include decorative window tint, car tinting and home window tint for solar control, glare reduction, safety and security.
At Shades of Texas Window Tinting, our goal is to provide every client with the highest level of customer service in the window tint industry. Our auto tinting advisors and commercial and residential window tint consultants provide a breadth of information about window film to allow the customer to choose the appropriate window glass tinting product for their specific needs. We assist each customer so they have an understanding of how window tint film works and what benefits they can expect from a professional window tint installation.
Our Austin window tinting installation teams have consistently proven to be the best in the window glass tinting industry. Shades of Texas takes a professional approach to your business, home or automobile window tint installation by paying close attention to detail. Wea also take extra precautions to protect your car or furnishings by covering the surrounding areas. Our installation teams are friendly and will assist you with any questions you may have during the installation. See what our customers are saying here.
Tax Credits and Rebates
At Shades of Texas Window Tinting our goal is to help clients by improving their comfort, security and overall well-being. Through great products and superior service, we equip our customers to save money in several ways. In addition to monthly energy savings, you can reduce your federal tax bill with an energy tax credit. Our Austin window tinting team is happy to provide you with the best service available to save you additional money.
Homeowners who make energy efficient improvements to their homes are eligible for a federal tax credit, thanks to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008; and the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 has extended this through 2013. Consumers who purchase qualifying 3M Window Films in 2012 or 2013 can obtain a tax credit which reduces the total amount of your income tax — better than a deduction. Customers purchasing home window glass tint can now receive a 10% credit on qualified window tinting products, up to a lifetime total of $500 (e.g., a $5,000 expenditure for window film generates a $500 tax credit). Our Austin window tinting consultants can assist in selecting the right product and savings for your individual needs.
To receive the tax credit, you will need to complete IRS form 5695 and provide a copy of the manufacturer’s certification statement, which deems the product as qualified, based on where you live. In Austin window tinting can save your money on energy and taxes. Form 5695 is available via the link below.
IRS form 5695
Manufacturer’s Certification Statement
Tax Credit Brochure