FORTIFIED is a superior building standards program that uses scientific research to make residential and commercial construction better withstand severe weather. FORTIFIED goes above average building codes, which are minimum standards, by giving you options to increase the performance of your home or business against severe weather. Using third-party, independent FORTIFIED Evaluators, in-depth verification process gives consumers an added layer of protection by ensuring a home is built to the highest standards.

The Retrofit Tax Deduction provides Alabama residents an opportunity to get a tax break when mitigating their homes or businesses. Upgrade to resist flood damage and using FORTIFIED construction standards can qualify. Homeowners can deduct up to $3,000 or 50% of the cost of the work, whichever is less on their State taxes. Here is the language from the 2019 Alabama Form 40 Booklet (Page 16). Consult a tax advisor or the Alabama Department of Revenue for more information.

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Anyone can take the first two modules for free.