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Americans Eligible for “Clean Car Credit” $4,000 Payment, but Must Meet Five Key Criteria!

Americans Eligible for "Clean Car Credit" $4,000 Payment, but Must Meet Five Key Criteria! (Photo: Google)

Many Americans want a $4,000 tax credit for buying an electric car. Known as the “Clean Car Credit,” this scheme helps qualified buyers buy eco-friendly cars.

Americans Eligible for “Clean Car Credit” $4,000 Payment, but Must Meet Five Key Criteria! (Photo: Google)

Americans Eligible for Little-Known $4,000 Payment

Beginning on January 1, 2023, buyers of qualified used electric cars were eligible for the “previously owned clean vehicle credit” or “used clean vehicle tax credit.” For plug-in automobiles to be eligible for the credit, which is equal to 30% of the purchase price up to $4,000, they must be purchased from a licensed dealer for $25,000 or less.

This credit requires certain qualifications. Prospective purchasers must fulfill five criteria:

1. The car must be for personal use, not for sale.
2. The buyer cannot be the vehicle’s original owner.
3. The buyer cannot be a dependent on another’s tax return.
4. The buyer must not have claimed any other used clean vehicle credit in the three years before the automobile purchase.
5. Buyers’ modified adjusted gross income (AGI) shall not exceed filing status thresholds.

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Navigating Clean Car Credit Eligibility and Tax Benefits

A fuel cell vehicle (FCV) or plug-in electric vehicle (EV) intended primarily for US usage, a model year at least two years before the purchase year, and a retail price of $25,000 or less are additional requirements for the car.

If buyers satisfy these conditions, they can submit Form 8936 to claim the tax credit. The credit is not transferable to other tax years and is not refundable.

There are several advantages to the Clean Car Credit, but buyers need to find out if they qualify and follow all the rules. By taking advantage of this program, eligible Americans may reduce their carbon emissions and get monetary rewards.

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