When I purchased my 2013 Model S in Nov 2013, at the Garden State Paramus location, I was told that I would be receiving a $7500 credit on my taxes since the car was a 2013. I pushed to have it delivered in 2013 to make sure of it. In each conversation and also on the computer screen, when doing a comparison for Tesla - cost of ownership, the $7500 was used as a sales technique to show savings.
In the "cost of ownership" page, under "Down Payment & EV Incentives", it says:
In many cases, you’ll recoup the cost of your down payment with electric vehicle incentives. You may even be eligible for more total incentives than you paid in your down payment. This will reduce your effective monthly cost. Incentives depend on the total price of your car and the state that you live in.
As I start preparing my taxes, I now find out from my accountant that I do not qualify for this tax credit because I am in the ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX bracket.
This is very serious and I am extremely disappointed.
WAS ANYONE ELSE TOLD ABOUT THE EV INCENTIVES AT TIME OF PURCAHSE, THEN FOUND OUT THAT THEY DON'T QUALIFY AT TIME OF PREPARING TAXES?