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Claiming Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit

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LdiJ

Senior Member
Possibly - she should consult with a tax pro.
I agree that you need a tax pro. There were limited amounts of each vehicles make and model eligible for the credit. A tax pro will be able to research for you whether or not your specific car was eligible,
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
It can only be claimed in the tax year that the claimant takes delivery of the vehicle.
Specifically, in the year it is put into service. Either way, it doesn't apply and you can't get it for regular hybrids now even if it was brand new.
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
I agree that you need a tax pro. There were limited amounts of each vehicles make and model eligible for the credit. A tax pro will be able to research for you whether or not your specific car was eligible,
You don't need a tax pro. I follow the EV and related stuff pretty closely. The regular hybrids lost the tax credit back around 2010. A 2016 model wouldn't have been eligible for the credit.
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
To be fair - we don't know the exact model we're talking about. Here's a list of eligible vehicles for the OP: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml
Except that list is for a completely different tax credit than the Alternative Model Vehicle Credit he asked about.
The EDVC never had regular hybrids. You have to have at least a plug-in hybrid (it has to be able to run at least a short distance without gas).

He asked about the Alternative Model Vehicle Credit, which back in 2008 traditional hybrids actually did qualify for but that has been gone a long time. The only qualifying vehicles are the hybrids that are powered by fuel cell technology rather than a regular internal combustion engine.
 

Zigner

Senior Member, Non-Attorney
Except that list is for a completely different tax credit than the Alternative Model Vehicle Credit he asked about.
The EDVC never had regular hybrids. You have to have at least a plug-in hybrid (it has to be able to run at least a short distance without gas).

He asked about the Alternative Model Vehicle Credit...
No, he didn't - look again.
 

FlyingRon

Senior Member
Huh? Both in the title of the thread and his first post he specifically refers to the AMVC which he wouldn't qualify for even if he was buying new Prius.
 
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