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When I purchased my Volt back in 2012, Maryland had a EV tax credit of $2,000, which I claimed without any isues.

On 1 July 2013, a new state tax credit program was implemented, where a $600-$1,000 credit was offered for EV's purchased/leased, depending on battery kWh size. I claimed a credit of $600 on my Ford C-Max Energi lease in April of 2014.

On 1 July 2014, yet another version of the MD EV tax credit was passed, this time offering a credit of $125 multiplied by the battery size...so a maximum $3,000 credit. I leased a Spark EV last month, and put in the application for that credit, which should be worth $2,300.

The fine print on each version of the tax credit application states that the credit can be claimed once per individual. My understanding is that I should be able to claim the credit once for each version of the tax credit program that was passed.

Since I already have claimed 2 lifetime credits (each under a different version of the program), I would think I would be in the clear as far as being able to claim the credit a 3rd time under the latest version. A call to the MVA seemed to solidify my understanding, but the person I spoke to didn't instill the most confidence.

So basically, my question is has anyone ever been denied the MD EV excise tax credit due to the MVA saying you had already claimed the credit before?
 

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I'd ask a tax professional before a forum full of random strangers :)
It has nothing to do with taxes or a tax specialist, He is talking about the motor vehicle administration.
 

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You don't have to tell me where to find it. I have gotten 2 of them. One was a partial sales tax rebate in 2011 and the other was for the battery size for $2,300.00 in 2015.
 

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Whelp, I guess I'll find out one way or another soon.
 

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You don't have to tell me where to find it. I have gotten 2 of them. One was a partial sales tax rebate in 2011 and the other was for the battery size for $2,300.00 in 2015.
Since you weren't the one asking for the information, perhaps it wasn't posted for you :)

The OP might find it useful if they haven't already seen it prior to this post ;-)
 

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So I called the office that processes the refunds (again), and the rep said that my application for my Spark EV tax credit is sitting at the bottom of the stack of perhaps 300-400 other applications that were received after funding for FY16 had been exhausted. So I won't even know if I will receive a credit on my Spark until probably August. =/

Also, the total credits allowed to be issued in any fiscal year are limited to $1.8 million...the 2017 fiscal year starts the 1st of July. The tax credit ranges from $550 on the now-extinct PiP up to $3k for every Tesla/Leaf/e-Golf sold. The new Volt and Spark are good for $2,300 in credits, while the i3 gets $2,750. Ford Energis get $950.

If we assume the average tax credit issued is $2,000 (that might even be on the low side), that means that almost half the allotted credits for FY17 have already been basically claimed (400 x $2,000 = $800k out of 1.8 million)! At this rate, the $3k MD credit the Bolt EV is eligible for might be gone by the time it is actually released!

Current program for the tax credit only runs through FY17....and there's no guarantee MD will renew the credit for FY18 and beyond.
 

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Thanks for the info bro1999. Looks like you already have evidence indicating each MD tax credit is independent of each other.

I received a $2000 credit in early 2013 and put my application in for the latest md ev tax credit so i should be ok. I called the MVA this morning and they said they're backlogged. The furthest they got was March applications. Sounds like months before i get my credit. They can't even tell me if my paperwork is there.
 

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Thanks for the info bro1999. Looks like you already have evidence indicating each MD tax credit is independent of each other.

I received a $2000 credit in early 2013 and put my application in for the latest md ev tax credit so i should be ok. I called the MVA this morning and they said they're backlogged. The furthest they got was March applications. Sounds like months before i get my credit. They can't even tell me if my paperwork is there.
That's what I'm hoping! Or else there will be 2,300 reasons why I'm a sad panda one day later this summer. =/

I just submitted an application for my '17 Volt lease in the wife's name (she is on the lease), so at the least we'll be getting 1 $2,300 rebate from MD. Hoping it's $2,300 x 2 though.
 

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Update: Rebate denied. Turned out it was indeed once per lifetime, not once per credit version. Owell.
 

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Yup my rebate got denied too. So lame. If the point is to help increase the use of EVs why such a silly restriction. The MD excise ev credit website also didn't clearly state that old programs count against you.
 

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Yup my rebate got denied too. So lame. If the point is to help increase the use of EVs why such a silly restriction. The MD excise ev credit website also didn't clearly state that old programs count against you.
Yep, wish it was like CA where it specifically says a person is limited to 2 rebates. My 1 "lifetime" credit was just $600 for a Ford C-Max Energi. Had I known a much better program was about to be released, I would have just declined applying for the C-Max's rebate. :(
 
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