So, I'm being lazy... and this is a crappy forums for "capabilities" like search. I am on the list for the '3' - reservation made on April 2nd... a few very long days in. My hunch is I can't expect my delivery before April, probably a few months out from that, but I do expect it in 2018. For the moment, let's assume I'll be entitled to the $3750, which I understand just means "up to $3750" because the government isn't going to write a check if I am OWED, but will essentially allow that amount of tax liability to "not have to be paid" if still owed for 2018 taxes when I file in April of 2019.
Q1: Is all of that a fair analysis so far?
Q2: Assuming I pay about $4000-5000 per quarter in estimated quarterly tax payments (because I own my own LLC) couldn't I simply skip making any of my quarterly payments next year?
Q3: Assuming yes, would you put that extra $3750 towards down-payment, knowing you're getting it back 6-12 months later, or would you use it for something else? (this question is just for fun)
I like the idea of owing less on the car, but then there's the risk that something happens and you *don't* end up getting it back. Also, assuming great credit, I will likely end up with a low interest rate... so is it really worthwhile putting more "down" on the car anyway, or can't that $$ be better utilized elsewhere?
And yes, I realize I may also still get $7500... and I know I *could* end up getting $1875 or zilch... this is really just to set myself up to MAXIMIZE whatever it is I'm entitled to, and I suspect my line of reasoning is viable.