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Walkthrough for state tax breaks/credits for Model S buyers

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dan5, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Dan5

    Dan5 Member

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    We all know about the 7,500 federal tax credit, but getting the information about what to do for state tax breaks/credits may be a little difficult. Personally I had to call 3 times in order to get the correct information (2 of the people said there was none for NJ)

    For New Jersey

    http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/sales/st4.pdf

    You have to cite the N.J.S.A. 54:32B-8.55 when filling out the forms

    Please feel free to add for other states so we can build up a database for what to do
     
  2. Beavis

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    CO offers 2 incentives, an income tax credit and a sales tax exemption. The income tax credit is calculated as 75% of the price difference between the EV and a comparable ICE. The credit is refundable and is limited to $6,000. CO DOR has not announced which ICE car it considers comparable to the S so the amount of credit for the S is yet to be determined.

    Tesla should handle the sales tax exemption certificate when they deliver the car as part of their paperwork. The onus is on them to collect and remit or prove that the sale is exempt (state rules vary but this should generally be true in all states if there is an exemption).
     
  3. Mycroft

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    #3 Mycroft, Jan 22, 2012
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    Washington

    WA has a sales tax exemption for new, pure EVs. Not applicable to hybrids like the plug-in Prius or the Volt. Also not applicable to used EVs.

    http://www.nissanusa.com/ev/media/pdf/incentives/nissan-leaf-incentive-54.pdf

    According to the store manager, the entire invoice for the new car will be tax exempt. So that would include the HPC, winter tire set, etc. if they're included on the vehicle sales invoice.
     
  4. NigelM

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    Florida gives EV owners.....(drumroll!)

    Unrestricted access to HOV lanes even if they don't meet occupancy requirements. NO TAX BREAKS.

    Now if only we actually had some HOV lanes.....:mad:
     
  5. Doug_G

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    I trust you'll allow Provinces in this thread...

    Ontario has an $8,500 rebate, which you apply for after buying the car. (The amount of the rebate actually depends on the size of the battery, but all Tesla vehicles have large enough batteries to get the maximum.)
     
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    #6 AnOutsider, Jan 22, 2012
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    I didn't think PA had anything, then I googled a bit and found this:

    http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-86100/7000-FM-PPEAO0217%20-%20Form.pdf

    Still digging for more info, but it looks like they offer $500, $1,000 and $3,500 rebates (I'd assume the S would get the largest). I do believe their rebates for charger installs are gone though.

    *edit* looks like for the first 500 only :frown:

    http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/Get/Document-86101/7000-FM-PPEAO0217%20-%20Instructons.pdf

    here's the program's URL: Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant
     
  7. Blastphemy

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    On 08/30/2011 Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 535 which expands the Hybrid HOV program to allow for another 40,000 decals for electric cars, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and plug-in hybrids. This program will begin in 01/01/2012 and expires on 01/01/2015.

    Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs):
    ZEVs are vehicles driven only by an electric motor that are powered by advanced technology batteries or a hydrogen fuel cell. They have no tailpipe emissions over their entire lifetime. The CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project makes incentives available to a broad range of ZEVs, including light-duty cars and trucks, low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), and zero-emission motorcycles (ZEMs). Light-duty car and truck ZEVs, because they are cleaner than Enhanced AT PZEVs, are eligible for up to a $2,500 incentive while ZEMs and NEVs are eligible for up to $900.

    Eligible Vehicles - Single Occupant Carpool Lane Use Stickers
     
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    That site does not list PA and therefore may not be complete.
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

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    Tesla's website offers a good resource for this already for all states:

    Incentives for Purchasing an Electric Vehicle in California, United States | Tesla Motors

    At the state level, California's CVRP (Clean Vehicle Rebate Project) offers $2,500 as a rebate till June 30, 2012 or till funds are exhausted.

    And, yes, HOV lane access (which does go a long way in the SF Bay Area and LA hotspots) till 2015.

    Tesla's incentives page lists several local incentives (free parking, reduced charging rates from utilities, etc.)
     
  11. Beavis

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    The Tesla website doesn't work for all states.
     
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    #12 Lloyd, Jan 22, 2012
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    Hopefully Tesla's new lobyist can help in each of the states to provide improved incentives. Rather than a rebate, I believe that a sales tax discount or exemption would be easier for the politicians to swallow. My point is that the lobyist should be advocating for the owners as well as for Tesla!
     
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    #13 JohnQ, Jan 22, 2012
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    Connecticut

    No tax breaks for EVs, some free parking available in New Haven.

    Oh, and half price registration ($19/yr instead of $40)
     
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    #14 brianman, Jan 22, 2012
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    State Federal Incentives | Plug In America

    From the chart...
    Any idea what "Infrastructure Incentives" refers to?

    From Federal Incentive section...
    Bummer that this expired last month.
     
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    #15 Blastphemy, Jan 22, 2012
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    Too bad San Francisco is too far

    Even though carpool lane access would be excellent, San Francisco is too far a drive from where I live in Los Angeles (360 miles) to get there in one trip unless someone invents solar panels for my roof that continuously charge my Model S 85kWh Performance. I hope all these incentives being offered by the CA legislature encourage cities along the way to install supercharging stations at convenient intervals.
     
  16. ChadS

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    Plug In America has a list of incentives by state HERE
     
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    @ChadS - Yah, that's the one I linked. :p

    I guess the "Infrastructure Incentives" are...
    I suspect Mycroft already knows the math on that for WA. Hopefully he'll educate me. :)
     
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    Few, if any of these, seem to really get it right as far as I can tell for Oregon, except Tesla's link. Oregon has a $1500 credit. The theelectriccar.com site shows $5k and I have no idea where that came from. The OR credits haven't changed in a while, except for discontinuing the credit for hybrids.
     
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    What I really would like on this forum is to have the forms and hoops that you have to jump through in order to get the rebate/tax break and also to make Tesla aware of them. I know in my NJ, the division of taxation/DMV was less than helpful in finding the information (3 calls- 1.5 hours).
    I don't want someone to "pay" the tax or not get a rebate because form XYZ was not filled out correctly or some person when you went to register it said you are not eligible because they aren't aware of the law or statute in place.
     
  20. ChadS

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    Sorry brainman, I skimmed for links but went too fast.

    "Infrastructure Incentives" are anything related to charging stations (and it is pretty much "anything related"; I didn't pay sales tax on my RFMC or my J adapter); details are usually noted in the state notes below the chart. As you noted, it's a sales tax exemption in WA. HI has a rebate.
     

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