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Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit

 

Frequently Asked Questions

These are frequently asked questions about the Clean Fuel Vehicle Tax Credit.

Are bi-fuel vehicles eligible to receive the Clean Fuels Tax Credit?

Yes, bi-fuel vehicles and EPA certified bi-fuel conversions are eligible to receive the Clean Fuels Tax Credit.

Are hybrids eligible for the Clean Fuel Tax Credit?

As of January 1, 2015 hybrids are no longer eligible for the Clean Fuel Tax Credit.  However, hybrids that were purchased January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2014 might be eligible for the credit.  

Hybrids that meet the air quality and fuel economy standards outlined in Utah Code Annotated 59-10-1009(1)(a) and (f)(2) or Utah Code Annotated 59-7-605(1)(a) and (f)(2) and are purchased after January 1, 2009 may qualify for a tax credit. The tax credit is $750 for vehicles that were purchased January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2010. The tax credit is $605 for eligible motor vehicles that are bought on or after January 1, 2011. See a lists of vehicles that may be eligible to receive the Air Quality and Fuel Economy Standards Tax Credit.

Are there Federal tax credits available?

Visit the IRS' Qualified Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicles (QUFMV) and Heavy Hybrid Vehicles Web site to view Federal tax credits that may be available.

Do I have to re-certify my TC40V to claim the carryover?

If the TC40V that has been certified is Rev 7/08 or later (2008 TC-40v Form) or (Current TC-40v Form) you will not need to re-certify. If your signed TC40V is Rev. 12/07 or earlier you will need to submit a copy of the old TC40V along with a completed TC40V (make sure that it is the rev. 7/08) to UDAQ (e-mail, FAX, mail, or drop off).

How can I find an alternative fueling station?

The most comprehensive lists of CNG stations are available from the following
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How can I tell if my vehicle has already received the tax credit?

The Division of Air Quality maintains a database of VIN numbers which have taken the tax credit. Review the list to determine if your vehicle has already claimed the clean fuel tax credit. You can also e-mail the VIN or contact Mat Carlile at 801-536-4136.

How Can I submit my TC40V and Required documents?

    • E-mail

    • U.S. Mail: Utah Division of Air Quality, P.O. Box 144820 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4820

    • Deliver to Our Building: 195 North 1950 West, 4th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah

    • FAX: 801-536-0085

    We will then review the TC40V and the associated documentation to determine if the vehicle is eligible for the tax credit. If it is we will sign and stamp the TC40V and send the TC40V back to you. If something is missing we will send out a letter explaining what is missing.

Is the title good enough to show proof of purchase?

The title by itself is not sufficient to show proof of purchase. If there is no bill of sale you may need some other type of documentation. Please contact Mat Carlile 801-536-4136.

What if my eligible tax credit exceeds my tax liability?

If the credit claimed exceeds the tax liability for a taxable year, the credit that exceeds the liability may be carried forward for up to five taxable years.