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Illinois rebate


MS VIN #10103 (40 kWh)
Jul 6, 2012
Did you all wait until you got your normal state plates, or did you do it with the temporary IL tags?

That was one of my questions when I called the IL EPA lady 5-6 weeks ago, and she said that it is no problem if you apply with temp tags (just make sure you note that they are temporary tags). Several folks just received their checks this past week, and some reported that they applied with temporary tags, so it really doesn't seem to be a problem.


Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
Yep. Its is a rebate. I got my check in August. The only 1099 from the state was for my 1099-G for my refund last year.

The only way it's taxable is if you are depreciating the car as an asset using the actual expense method (rather than the mileage-based method), because the rebate reduces the amount paid for the car. I doubt anyone would do this, though, because of the depreciation limits. 56.5 cents per mile is going to be much much better in the long run.
I sent my stuff in literally about 3-4 weeks ago and got my check in the mail today.....nice...so to date I've gotten the full $11500 that Tesla had claimed...good news for new owners!


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