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WA State EV Sales Tax Exemption Updated

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Nevek, Apr 18, 2016.

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  1. Daniellane

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    Funding/encouraging zero emission vehicles seems like a good countermeasure to putting out more pollutants than allowed by faking tests.
     
  2. ChrisH

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    Wait. Only used cars now?
     
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    Hard to believe 77, weren't there like 60 Model 3s trucked to Bellevue last month? Is there a 1 month lag in reporting so the 77 is really January registrations reflecting the rush to get registered in December and get the Fed $7,500 in 2018 versus a January registration and the $7,500 in 2019? Did Chevy and Nissan run out of cars to sell?

    I wonder why this page hasn't been updated since early Jan? WA State Licensing (DOL) Official Site: Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Plug-In Hybrids Washington State Tax Exemptions
     

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    I also saw a truck with at least six (what I think were model threes on it) near Seattle today.
     
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  5. ChrisH

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    This looks like it stalled out for some reason. No updates in two days.
     
  6. EVNow

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    I'm hoping they just haven't updated the website ...
     
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    Probably just wasn’t a priority. Disappointing. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just not do our work at our jobs too?!
     
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    Looking at 2016 & 2017, looks like Feb & March are the low months. Though not by this much in 2017. So, could be a month lag. Q1 has always been low plugin sales all over US.
     
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    They did get some major things done - net neutrality, automatic registration etc. Guess this was not a big priority :(

    OTOH, this is a good reason for me to order 3 as soon as I get the invite, rather than waiting ;)
     
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    I think it’s just amended to add used vehicles. The word “only” is probably being used to constrain the definition of used.
    Excerpt from first section of actual text of amendment:

    On page 1, beginning on line 7, after (1) strike all material through "power." on line 13 and insert "(((a))) Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the tax levied by RCW 82.08.020 does not apply to:
    (a) Sales of new passenger cars, light duty trucks, and medium duty passenger vehicles, which (i) are exclusively powered by a clean alternative fuel or (ii) use at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity and are capable of traveling at least thirty miles using only battery power."
    On page 1, line 14, after "(b)" insert "Beginning on the effective date of this section, sales of only used passenger cars, light duty trucks, and medium duty passenger vehicles, which (i) are exclusively powered by a clean alternative fuel or (ii) use at least one method of propulsion that is capable of being reenergized by an external source of electricity and are capable of traveling at least thirty miles using only battery power.
     
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    Another amendment:

    9 Washington residents whose disposable income is less than $125,000.

    EFFECT:
    Limits the sales and use tax exemption to purchases by

    On page 1, line 8, after "apply to sales" insert "to Washington residents whose disposable income as defined in RCW 84.36.383 is less than one hundred twenty five thousand dollars"
    On page 5, line 15, after "to the use" insert "by Washington residents whose disposable income as defined in RCW 84.36.383 is less than one hundred twenty five thousand dollars"
     
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    Any word if the governor is going to call for a special session? They've been called the last three years including 2016 (last short 60 day session) when a special session lasted four weeks.
     
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    I thought I heard on the radio yesterday that an extended session was not going to happen this year.
     
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    There is a button to comment on the bill and options to have you representatives contact you on this page:
    Washington State Legislature

    I just filled out the form:
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  16. ChrisH

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    I also sent a comment to my 3 reps.
     
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    Ditto. "You have requested a response from Sen. Sharon Nelson, Rep. Eileen Cody, Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon"
     
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    I may be reading this wrong, as I'm certainly not a tax attorney, but RCW 84.36.383 is a freaking weird place to define disposable income since it's about housing.

    Is it referring to combined disposable income (defined in RCW 84.36.383 as not just spouses but people in cotenant residence as well) or not?

    If it's combined, it's crazy since most who can both afford new EVs and afford to live within commuting distance of puget sound are going to have a combined income greater than 125k.
    If not, it's based on the federal AGI, so it's strongly incentivizing anyone who's married with combined incomes between 125k and 250k to file separately, which is asinine, especially since with no income taxfilings, how does WA even know federal AGI anyway?
     
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    I wonder if we will ever hear back from our reps lol
     
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    Should have just replied "Out of office. Will be back Jan 2019."
     
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