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Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:32 am
by denimp
In preparing to file taxes, I see that I need to provide manufacturer's certification to obtain the tax credit.

"The manufacturer of your qualified plug-in vehicle will provide you with a certification that your vehicle qualifies for the credit. The vehicle manufacturer’s certification will contain information on the make, model and year of your vehicle and which specific credit amount your vehicle qualifies for."

Where can I find this, or is it sufficient to file without, since I see the vehice is eligible on the IRS website?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Denim

Re: Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:06 pm
by PatrickZWang
This is really vague, but basically GM has already provided the IRS with the certifying materials. (You don't need to have anything else turned in with your tax return) This is more of an issue for smaller EV makers.

Patrick

Re: Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:46 pm
by denimp
Thanks Patrick. That's what I thought, just nice to have another opinion.

Re: Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:43 am
by Dave C2561
I had a problem with respect to the tax credit. I submitted the proper form, 8936, and sent with my 2011 1040. IRS didn't know how to handle it or concluded errors on my part. I then re-filed, including the IRS regulations tracking the allowable credit down to the Volt. They were still slow to figure it out. I then provided a copy of the title showing that I owned the car. Finally, after 90 days, they figured it and applied the credit.

It was a chore, however.

You will note that the 2 major tax software companies don't include this form, 8936. You have to go to the IRS website to get it. Be careful, however. The 2011 form had $7500 as a limit and the 2012 form has $2500. That will confuse things even more!

Good luck,

Dave
C2561

Re: Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:54 pm
by denimp
Thanks Dave.

Mt tax software does have the form and did calculate the credit correctly. I think I will proactively add the proof of ownership in as well.

This year, they aren't accepting returns with this particular form until late Feb., early March and it must be mailed in. I expect they'll hold on to the money as long as they can.

I appreciate you sharing your experience.
Denim

Re: Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 pm
by dynamo joe
Filed my Federal return with Form 8936 indicated the VIN and date placed into service. This is all you need! The VIN has all the info about the vehicle. GM filed the Manufacturer's Ceritifcation for us. Volt weighs about 3700 lbs. and has 16 KWh battery.

Re: Manufacturer's certification for tax credit

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:05 pm
by lsufan61
:o TuboTax said I had to file by mail. I assume because of the Volt tax credit.

I mailed it in February 8th after the corrct form was available.

On March 8th, "IRS2Go" said they were sending me a notice asking for documents and I would have 30 calendar days to reply and until then, my refund would be held up.

I assume the documentation required has to do with my volt.

I have heard some people had to send a copy of their purchasing contract.

If teh IRS is notified by Chevy, why would I have to send any further proof??

I am getting worried. :shock: