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Colorado - Tax credit


Supporting Member
Dec 21, 2016
Lafayette, CO USA
I just got my plates and decided its a good time to figure out how to get the 5k tax credit. I THINK I might have figured it out but I would like someone who has gotten it to confirm what needs to be done.

I purchased a model X in 2017 and used TurboTax to complete my Federal and State Taxes. Fairly straight forward... prompted by a question about if I had any other credits for Electric vehicles I just had to answer Year/Make/Model/VIN/date purchased questions... and state that it was an electric vehicle. Since you asked about CO state tax, the result was an entry of $5000 on line 22 of the 2017 form DR 0104 and the system added a Colorado 2017 form DR 0617 with the data listed above plus a check box for “Purchased New” and the $5000 amount on line 9 (based on the size of the battery, I think). I believe all Tesla models qualify for the full $5000 credit.

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