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What fun. I just received a letter from the IRS about my 2009 taxes.
That's where I claimed the EV tax credit for my conversion. They want a
copy of the sales contract and manufacturers certification.
For a conversion.

Anyone else run into this?
(H&R Block did my taxes that year, and they thought the conversion
counted, and that I had supplied enough docs.)

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I have no clue, but I will say this, dealing with these things is not as bad as they first seem. You simply need to find out what documentation they require and supply it. If you cannot supply the correct documentation you pay the money and a reasonable interest charge. We did away with debtors prison a long time ago :)
I ran into this exact problem with the State of Oregon the year I bought my Honda Insight. I live in Washington, but at the time worked in Oregon and payed taxes in Oregon so had to file there. They offered a hybrid credit and I was in a hurry to get my taxes done. I called the Dept of Revenue to find out the correct way to apply the taxes and they promised to send me the correct form, but since I was filing electronically I took the credit and filed before the form arrived. The first thing on the top of the form stated that I had to be a resident of Oregon to receive the credit which I wasn't. A year or two later I got a letter very similar to yours. It was not hard to take care of and the people at the Department of Revenue were easy to deal with.
damon

> Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:47:37 -0700
> From: [email protected]
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: [EVDL] Last years EV Tax Credit
>
> What fun. I just received a letter from the IRS about my 2009 taxes.
> That's where I claimed the EV tax credit for my conversion. They want a
> copy of the sales contract and manufacturers certification.
> For a conversion.
>
> Anyone else run into this?
> (H&R Block did my taxes that year, and they thought the conversion
> counted, and that I had supplied enough docs.)
>
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> --
> John G. Lussmyer mailto:[email protected]
> Electric Vehicle Battery Monitoring Systems, http://www.CasaDelGato.com
>
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If you look at line 4 in the Form 8910, it reads in the second sentence:

Otherwise, enter the cost of converting the vehicle to a qualified plug-in
electric drive motor vehicle....

This means what it cost YOU to convert the vehicle. Not the manufacturer.

My first EV was a manufacturer built back in 76 which was a 1975 Chevelle. I
completely OVERHAUL that car to a original classic state as a ICE which is
in CONCUR condition today.

I was thinking of making that a hybrid using one of the NETGAIN kits. Even
though that this vehicle was a EV and then converted to a ICE and going back
to a hybrid in the time frame for this credit, it will qualified according
to Line 4 of this form.

Roland


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From: "damon henry" <[email protected]>
To: "EV List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Last years EV Tax Credit


>
> I have no clue, but I will say this, dealing with these things is not as
> bad as they first seem. You simply need to find out what documentation
> they require and supply it. If you cannot supply the correct
> documentation you pay the money and a reasonable interest charge. We did
> away with debtors prison a long time ago :)
> I ran into this exact problem with the State of Oregon the year I bought
> my Honda Insight. I live in Washington, but at the time worked in Oregon
> and payed taxes in Oregon so had to file there. They offered a hybrid
> credit and I was in a hurry to get my taxes done. I called the Dept of
> Revenue to find out the correct way to apply the taxes and they promised
> to send me the correct form, but since I was filing electronically I took
> the credit and filed before the form arrived. The first thing on the top
> of the form stated that I had to be a resident of Oregon to receive the
> credit which I wasn't. A year or two later I got a letter very similar to
> yours. It was not hard to take care of and the people at the Department
> of Revenue were easy to deal with.
> damon
>
> > Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:47:37 -0700
> > From: [email protected]
> > To: [email protected]
> > Subject: [EVDL] Last years EV Tax Credit
> >
> > What fun. I just received a letter from the IRS about my 2009 taxes.
> > That's where I claimed the EV tax credit for my conversion. They want a
> > copy of the sales contract and manufacturers certification.
> > For a conversion.
> >
> > Anyone else run into this?
> > (H&R Block did my taxes that year, and they thought the conversion
> > counted, and that I had supplied enough docs.)
> >
> > --
> > --
> > John G. Lussmyer mailto:[email protected]
> > Electric Vehicle Battery Monitoring Systems, http://www.CasaDelGato.com
> >
> >
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Sounds like maybe you didn't use form 8910 like Roland mentioned? That would
be cause them to ask for a manufacturer, as only form 8910 has a line item
for conversions. Should not be a big deal to straighten out if you have
receipts to back up your cost estimate.

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John and All,
Although I claimed the S10 on the Federal form, I actually had
problems with the state of Colorado. Their alternative tax credit
carried forward for five years if you claimed more than you paid in
taxes, and around the second or third year they wanted to see a sales
contract. I contacted them and explained that it was a conversion with
over 70 receipts, so I asked if they wanted me to copy them, and they
said no, just list them in a letter, which turned into something like
three pages. What was it the frog said, something about it ain't easy
being green!
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> Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:47:37 -0700
> From: "John G. Lussmyer"
>
> What fun. I just received a letter from the IRS about my 2009 taxes.
> That's where I claimed the EV tax credit for my conversion. They want a
> copy of the sales contract and manufacturers certification.
> For a conversion.
>
> Anyone else run into this?
> (H&R Block did my taxes that year, and they thought the conversion
> counted, and that I had supplied enough docs.)
>
> --
> --
> John G. Lussmyer mailto:[email protected]
> Electric Vehicle Battery Monitoring Systems, http://www.CasaDelGato.com

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