Submitted by sosmerc on Thu, 2017-03-09 14:23
So I called the Tesla store in Bellevue and asked if there are any State tax incentives and they said no. I have been getting the run around from local licensing agent and have done some online checking and whatever info I have found has been very confusing. I thought that the governor had recently modified the rules and that they were still in effect? I was under the impression that the first $32,000 of the purchase price was tax exempt and you would be taxed on the difference between the final purchase price and that 32,000.
Also, in order to qualify for the tax break, the base price of the vehicle cannot exceed $42,500. (RCW 82.08.809 and RCW 82.12.809)
I am also under the assumption that BEV vehicles in WA pay an extra $100 annual registration fee. Vehicles like the Volt and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid don't have to pay this fee because they use some gas and therefore pay gas tax....but they don't have to pay the extra annual $100. The purpose of the tax exemption plan is to encourage more use of BEV and Hybrid vehicles which is great. But the execution of the plan sure sucks.