If you know someone who has recently finished renovating your home, you will surely have talked about tax deductions for restructuring, but precisely, what are the tax deductions for replacement tub with shower? We try to understand what it is about and to extricate ourselves from the bureaucracy, which is never easy!
The tax breaks for home renovations are an economic incentive for all those people who have to carry out repairs at home. Often, it takes the opportunity to renovate the bathroom, redoing the ‘ system hydraulics, the floors, and replacing sanitary.
Among the changes mostly carried out by Italian families, there is the replacement of the bathtub with the shower. The Italian state seeks to promote the work building renovation in private homes, through the granting of a tax bonus of 50 %. In practice, if you spend a certain amount to renovate your home, half of the economic outlay is reimbursed by a tax return .
But is the replacement of the bathtub with shower one of the measures to take advantage of tax breaks? And how is it possible to deduct the costs incurred for the intervention?
Let’s start by saying what is the transformation of the bathtub into a shower. It is a rapid intervention to carry out (if the hands are expert) and not at all invasive for the dirt created during the work. The result will be to find yourself at home a comfortable and large shower stall in just one working day.
This intervention is optimal in all those homes where there is no longer the need to have the classic bathtub, which, notoriously, takes up quite a bit of space. If you have a small bathroom, for example, the intervention can also solve the problems of space, allowing the homeowner to be able to place next to the new shower box, a washing machine, a radiator, a shoe rack, or any other piece of furniture necessary.
The replacement of the bath with a shower can be an optimal solution, even when it is not required, especially in those homes where there are elderly or with reduced mobility. Sitting and getting up from the tub, although for most people, it is a simple and automatic gesture, for the elderly, it can be uncomfortable, tiring, and dangerous.
Especially in the latter case, having a large, comfortable, and easily accessible shower enclosure makes all those with loved ones who sleep in the above categories have a good night’s sleep. And the operation is even more useful if they live alone. In general, the shower is much more comfortable than the bathtub, even for modern families that are subjected daily to the dizzying rhythms imposed by life. Most of these people prefer to take a shower quickly rather than waste time washing in the tub.
And if you want to say it all, the shower is more hygienic. As mentioned, the replacement of the bathtub with the shower box requires only a few hours of work and does not cause excessive residual dirt. What we haven’t said yet is that the cost of the operation is modest. Certainly less expensive than replacing the tub with the classic shower tray, including doors. Another advantage is that of not having to dismantle the bathroom and not having to go crazy to find the wall coverings (the tiles) to be applied in the area where the tank used to be.
The patent provides that the wall is covered with a unique covering element, easy to clean, and aesthetically pleasing to be seen. In short, transforming the tub into a comfortable shower is an intervention that triggers a definite improvement in the daily domestic lifestyle. And besides, it could be a tax-deductible intervention.
But is it a deductible to turn the tub into a shower? And in which cases? Replacing the container with the shower enclosure is part of a frequent renovation. The operation is equivalent to that of the ideal replacement of a sanitary bathroom. Precisely for this reason, unfortunately, it is not possible to enjoy the 50% deduction envisaged for housing renovation interventions.
It could be objected that this intervention is carried out in homes where there is the presence of differently-abled people, to which it is necessary to allow accessibility everywhere through the elimination of architectural barriers, this refusal does not apply. The Revenue Agency has also rejected this objection, justifying the negative opinion through the assumption that this type of intervention is not among the cases provided for by Ministerial Decree 236/89 on the elimination of architectural barriers.