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Arizona Powerwall Installs

h2ofun

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Aug 11, 2020
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auburn, ca
My first bill for my loan is coming up in a few weeks and I'm still paying for electric because Tesla screwed up some paperwork when they submitted to SRP.
There's been no movement since and when calling Tesla they just tell me to "wait, because there's a queue".
Noone ever gives me any updates, nothing.

Now I'm going to be paying back this loan AND paying for electric costs at the same time. This sucks.

Also I see some of what you guys are saying about the 1099's. I ordered last year, but they didn't deliver my powerwalls until January. I have no idea what this 1099 form is for. Will my tax guy know what to do with it?
yep 1099 is income
 

charlesj

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Oct 22, 2019
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Monterey, CA
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Also I see some of what you guys are saying about the 1099's. I ordered last year, but they didn't deliver my powerwalls until January. I have no idea what this 1099 form is for. Will my tax guy know what to do with it?
When last year? How much is it for?
In 2019 I ordered the batteries and was due before years end but not delivered until mid 2020. Tesla promised to rebate the 4% lost to ITC around $700+. That will require a 1099 for sure but not beyond.
Perhaps that is what it may be but come to think of it, ITC rates of 26% is extended so nothing to rebate. Better call them and see why you are getting one. Don't wait to the last minute as they may have to amend it to $0.
 

wjgjr

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May 11, 2020
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Silver Spring, MD
Also I see some of what you guys are saying about the 1099's. I ordered last year, but they didn't deliver my powerwalls until January. I have no idea what this 1099 form is for. Will my tax guy know what to do with it?
Did you buy your powerwalls, or did you get them for free as a referral? Unless you got them for free (or for some steep, non-public discount, though I don't know Tesla has that) you should not receive a 1099. As @mikkle mentioned, Tesla seems to have sent some 1099 forms out in error, and, in particular, to AZ customers (or, at least, it seems like the mentions so far have been from AZ - I have not received one for powerwalls purchased in MD - nor should I.)

If you bought the PWs, make sure your tax advisor is aware of the 1099 (because it is reported to the IRS) but you should not need to pay any tax. But, if Tesla does not issue you a corrected ($0) 1099, you should follow up with Tesla or the IRS might flag your return because they have no way to know it was issued erroneously.

If they were free, then you might have to determine whether the 1099 should really have been issued for 2020 or 2021, and your advisor might have comments on that.
 

Squeezit

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Aug 18, 2020
25
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Mesa, AZ
Did you buy your powerwalls, or did you get them for free as a referral? Unless you got them for free (or for some steep, non-public discount, though I don't know Tesla has that) you should not receive a 1099. As @mikkle mentioned, Tesla seems to have sent some 1099 forms out in error, and, in particular, to AZ customers (or, at least, it seems like the mentions so far have been from AZ - I have not received one for powerwalls purchased in MD - nor should I.)

If you bought the PWs, make sure your tax advisor is aware of the 1099 (because it is reported to the IRS) but you should not need to pay any tax. But, if Tesla does not issue you a corrected ($0) 1099, you should follow up with Tesla or the IRS might flag your return because they have no way to know it was issued erroneously.

If they were free, then you might have to determine whether the 1099 should really have been issued for 2020 or 2021, and your advisor might have comments on that.
Thanks for the info. Yeah I paid for both my powerwalls, but received a 1099 for 5100. I'm supposed to get a rebate from SRP, but yeah. I WISH they were free...
 

viperscorpio

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Jul 13, 2020
37
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Phoenix, AZ
Thanks for the info. Yeah I paid for both my powerwalls, but received a 1099 for 5100. I'm supposed to get a rebate from SRP, but yeah. I WISH they were free...

Tesla erroneously issued 1099 for $5100 to a number of customers. I got an email last week that they would be issuing A corrected 1099 and mailing it out feb 5th.

I did also receive a1099 from srp for the 3600 rebate.
 

aswami

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Feb 12, 2021
78
69
Phoenix
This thread saved me some $$ !

Tesla had mistakenly put a tax charge on my solar loan contract, and was able to get it removed after I read this thread. A friend who paid in cash did not have the tax charged.
 
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oldpueblo

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Apr 4, 2016
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Gilbert
Can someone give me an example of where that charge is located? So far all I've found is this line that doesn't break it out:

2 Powerwall(s) and Tax $13,400.00

I purchased in Jul 2019, so I'm pretty sure there's some tax in there since I believe they were $5500 each back then. So just contact Tesla if you live in AZ? I already paid off the loan with a refi, so hopefully that doesn't matter.
 

gcsutton

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Jun 28, 2020
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Tucson, AZ
Can someone give me an example of where that charge is located? So far all I've found is this line that doesn't break it out:

2 Powerwall(s) and Tax $13,400.00

I purchased in Jul 2019, so I'm pretty sure there's some tax in there since I believe they were $5500 each back then. So just contact Tesla if you live in AZ? I already paid off the loan with a refi, so hopefully that doesn't matter.

On my purchase agreement from June 2020 it was listed as Taxes after System Price and before being totaled up into Contract Price.

I also saw this thread and Tesla removed the charge.
 

aswami

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Feb 12, 2021
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Phoenix
Can someone give me an example of where that charge is located? So far all I've found is this line that doesn't break it out:

2 Powerwall(s) and Tax $13,400.00

I purchased in Jul 2019, so I'm pretty sure there's some tax in there since I believe they were $5500 each back then. So just contact Tesla if you live in AZ? I already paid off the loan with a refi, so hopefully that doesn't matter.

It doesn't appear that they charged you a tax. Your Powerwall total would be $11,000. The remaining $2400 would be gateway and installation charges. Plus, if you were charged a tax, your total wouldn't be a round number like $13,400.
 

oldpueblo

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Apr 4, 2016
82
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Gilbert
It doesn't appear that they charged you a tax. Your Powerwall total would be $11,000. The remaining $2400 would be gateway and installation charges. Plus, if you were charged a tax, your total wouldn't be a round number like $13,400.

That stuff is actually broken out separately, here's the whole thing.
 

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aswami

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Feb 12, 2021
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That stuff is actually broken out separately, here's the whole thing.

If you have a break down like this and there is no line item for tax, then they most definitely didn't charge you tax. I had exactly similar break out and there was a separate line item for tax, which I got them to remove.
 

oldpueblo

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Apr 4, 2016
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Gilbert
I guess I'm confused then based upon the powerwall 2 price and the the fact that it says "and tax". Is the tax removal thing only for installation costs? That would mean I paid $6700 for each powerwall 2, which is higher than I recall being quoted mid-2019, because the costs for the other hardware are broken out separately in that list. It doesn't help that the price has changed so much, I guess I could just be remembering wrong.
 

aswami

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Feb 12, 2021
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Phoenix
I guess I'm confused then based upon the powerwall 2 price and the the fact that it says "and tax". Is the tax removal thing only for installation costs? That would mean I paid $6700 for each powerwall 2, which is higher than I recall being quoted mid-2019, because the costs for the other hardware are broken out separately in that list. It doesn't help that the price has changed so much, I guess I could just be remembering wrong.

May be it is worthwhile for you to call Tesla and ask them. I compared your line items with mine once again, and mine only says "2 Powerwall(s)". There is no "and tax".
 
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Kcarver

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Aug 17, 2020
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Gilbert AZ
Can you tell when was peak vs off peak beautiful :

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I received my first months bill after PTO. I’m on SRP average demand plan. There were several days during month where SRP shows using 0.1 to 0.7 KW during an on peak time. Most are occurring in the 5:00 to 5:30 AM. I’ve been starting Self Power mode at 4:50 but going to change to 4:45 to see if helps. Have you seen these small on peak charges even though house should be totally on battery? The charge averaged out to 0.1 KW so was only charged 0.81 cents. However this will be a lot larger cost during summer if it keeps happening.
 

viperscorpio

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Jul 13, 2020
37
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Phoenix, AZ
I received my first months bill after PTO. I’m on SRP average demand plan. There were several days during month where SRP shows using 0.1 to 0.7 KW during an on peak time. Most are occurring in the 5:00 to 5:30 AM. I’ve been starting Self Power mode at 4:50 but going to change to 4:45 to see if helps. Have you seen these small on peak charges even though house should be totally on battery? The charge averaged out to 0.1 KW so was only charged 0.81 cents. However this will be a lot larger cost during summer if it keeps happening.

I see these little blips from time to time as well, but not always necessarily at the start of a peak period. Even in the summer a 0.1 kW average will only be about $2 if I'm not mistaken.
 

dhskiracer71

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May 28, 2019
17
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Fountain Hills, AZ
I received my first months bill after PTO. I’m on SRP average demand plan. There were several days during month where SRP shows using 0.1 to 0.7 KW during an on peak time. Most are occurring in the 5:00 to 5:30 AM. I’ve been starting Self Power mode at 4:50 but going to change to 4:45 to see if helps. Have you seen these small on peak charges even though house should be totally on battery? The charge averaged out to 0.1 KW so was only charged 0.81 cents. However this will be a lot larger cost during summer if it keeps happening.

I’m using Darwin’s Powerwall Manager via Hubitat. Set to run self powered exactly 5-9am and pm and it works instantaneously with 0.0 daily or ave demand. Did you verify no excess loads causing the spikes?
 

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