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Thanks for this info Mary, but I have two notes: 1. I read through the Fueling Property section and don't see where electricity or ELECTRIC DEVICES are included as defined fuel dispensers. Is there an amendment I'm missing? 2. A dealer inquiry directly to BMWNA was printed and given to me saying that, though I bought an unregistered dealer 'demonstrator' (118 miles) I was, from their understanding, eligible for the Tax Credit.
Be sure and give this link / form to anyone preparing your tax return. These EV tax laws are new enough that our tax man had not heard of anything other than the $7500 tax credit. Thanks to your post and some research on the internet, we'll now receive the credit for the EV Charging Station cost and wiring. Thank you! PS. The California $2500 only requires purchase of the vehicle. I was not asked to show how or where it was being charged.
If you want the credit this year, yes for sure. If you wait until next year, I bet you could apply for the credit then. There was nothing in my research indicating the car purchase and charging station installation had to occur within the same year.
The EVSE tax credit expired and has not yet been renewed for 2015. We will find out in a few weeks if it will apply. If you need robust preconditioning with the onset of cold weather, I would not delay your installation.