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EV tax credit filing for cars delivered after January 1st

EV tax credit filing for cars delivered after January 1st

Hello,

I was wondering for deliveries in January/February if you are able to file for the tax credit for the 2013 tax year. I know the housing credit a few years back allowed for this.

I attempted a search but all the related posts were very dated and I didn't find anything definitive.

Thanks!

bonaire | 20 oktober 2013

No. It is calendar-year delivery. jan 1 2014 delivery is for your 2014 tax year.

ghillair | 20 oktober 2013

The credit is claimed on Form 8936. The following is copied from the IRS instructions for that form:

• You placed the vehicle in service during your tax year;

So if you are on a calendar tax year if you take deliver in Jan 2014 you can not claim this on your 2013 taxes.

donalo702 | 20 oktober 2013

Thanks for the info, looks like 2014 it will be.

tezzla.SoCal | 20 oktober 2013

I believe you can use it right away if you do quarterly estimated taxes