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direct ship?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Dakster, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Dakster

    Dakster Member

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    Confirmed S60 on 11/28, went to production on late 12/16, got email today (12/20) that's it's completed. Email said delivery would between Jan 13-27 (at Rockville, MD). I was really hoping to get the car before end of the year to claim the tax credit this year.

    I emailed DS and I was told they could direct ship car to me at home as long as I complete all paperwork an pay for it before 12/31.

    some questions/concerns:
    1. how would I get license plates/tags by doing direct ship?
    2. what if something happens to car while being transported? who is responsible since car is already titled and paid for at this point.
    3. what if I find scratches, dents when car arrives? would Tesla believe me that it arrived in this condition?
    4. has anyone done this, any pros/cons?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Supporting Member

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    I am not an accountant, so take the following with a grain of salt, but...

    I recall a lot of discussion on this topic when some of us were waiting for our P85Ds at the end of 2014. The common wisdom was that unless you actually receive your car, and put it into use by December 31, you would not be entitled to the tax credit this year. The date it is paid in full, etc., is irrelevant.

    So unless Tesla is promising to actually get the car to you by December 31, you may not be gaining anything.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Dakster

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    Thanks for your quick response!
     
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  4. Andyw2100

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    Happy to help. Enjoy your new car, whenever you do get it!
     
  5. gearchruncher

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    The instructions for form 8936 make this clear. The vehicle must be in service in the tax year to qualify.
     
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