Tesla “Forgot” To Submit Information To IRS For Used Consumers To Get $4000 Used Electrical Automotive Credit score

I’m updating this text I wrote 6 months in the past which knowledgeable readers in regards to the new $4,000 tax credit score for used electrical automobiles underneath $25,000 and predicted that used Tesla costs could be pushed into that vary by the $7,500 federal tax credit score and Tesla’s worth cuts. As predicted, new and used Tesla costs have dropped, however sadly, Tesla has “forgotten” to file the paperwork with the IRS that would supply consumers of its used autos the power to file for the $4,000 tax credit score. Hopefully the publicity from this text will assist encourage Tesla to do the paperwork so that individuals can declare this profit.

IRS Web site Confirms No Tesla Right here

Screenshot from IRS web site displaying auto producers whose EVs qualify for the used electrical automotive tax credit score.

As you may see within the screenshot above, Tesla is lacking on the checklist of manufacturers obtainable for the used electrical car tax credit score. You’ll be able to test the IRS web site right here, and the certified car checklist is right here — in case you learn this text later and wish to see if Tesla has submitted the paperwork and it has been accepted.

Older Tesla Mannequin S & Mannequin 3 Vehicles Are Beginning To Promote Beneath $25,000

As you may see within the image above, the common older Mannequin S is promoting at simply over $25,000, which suggests about half are promoting above and half are promoting under. An you may see, the development is down, so increasingly more Mannequin S consumers can be lacking out of the $4,000 tax credit score if Tesla doesn’t file the paperwork earlier than they file their taxes subsequent yr.

As you may see within the image above, the common worth of older Mannequin 3 gross sales continues to be about $30,000, which is mindless, because the new Mannequin 3 stock fashions can be found for simply over $38,000, which brings the online value down to simply over $30,000 for these eligible for the credit score. I count on used Mannequin 3 costs to proceed to melt and plenty of to be obtainable for underneath $25,000 inside the subsequent few months.

As you may see within the image above, 388 Mannequin 3 automobiles can be found within the US proper now for underneath $30,000, with a handful (normally with excessive mileage) obtainable underneath $25,000 with a clear title. As soon as once more, the consumers will miss out on the tax credit score if Tesla doesn’t file for it.


Tesla was superb at doing its half to make sure its prospects shopping for new Tesla autos obtained the $7,500 credit score in the event that they had been eligible, however curiously, it appears the corporate is just not as inquisitive about going after the $4,000 credit score for used autos. I’ve even seen when the worth of the older used Mannequin 3 automobiles on Tesla’s web site get near $25,000, Tesla provides both superior Autopilot or Full Self Driving to the automotive to extend the worth a bit. I additionally understand that the earnings limits for this credit score ($75,000 for single filers/$150,000 for married submitting collectively) exclude most of Tesla’s conventional higher center class purchasers, however Tesla should understand that, to perform its mission, it has to drive possession into middle-class and lower-middle-class households.

If you wish to make the most of my Tesla referral hyperlink to get Reward Credit, right here’s the code: https://ts.la/paul92237 — however as I’ve mentioned earlier than, if one other proprietor helped you extra, please use their hyperlink as a substitute of mine. If you wish to be taught extra about Tesla’s new referral program, Chris Boylan has written an glorious article on it.

Disclosure: I’m a shareholder in Tesla [TSLA], BYD [BYDDY], Nio [NIO], XPeng [XPEV], Hertz [HTZ], and a number of other ARK ETFs. However I provide no funding recommendation of any kind right here.


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