Tax Deductions

taxdeductionlowcost_redThe National Energy Policy Act of 1992 provides tax deductions for the cost of clean-fuel vehicles and refueling facilities placed in service after January 1, 2002, as follows:

  1. Refueling facilities qualify for a tax deduction of up to $100,000 per location.
  2. Alternative fuel vehicles qualify as follows:
  • Up to $37,500 for a truck or van with a GVW of more than 26,000 pounds or a bus with 20-adult seating capacity.
  • Up to $3,750 for a truck or van between 10,000 and 26,000 pounds GVW.
  • Up to $1,500 for other vehicles.
  • Dual-fuel vehicles qualify, but only the incremental cost associated with the clean fuel will be taken into account.

To find out how to take these tax deductions, you may request Publication 535, “Business Expenses,” from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To order a free copy of Publication 535, call the IRS at (800) 829-3676.