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Thread: Form 8936 and Instructions for 2011 Tax Credit

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    I've heard of a number of cases where the IRS asked for proof of purchase. You have to mail them a copy of the bill of sale and the checks you wrote. I recommend filing a paper copy of your return (not electronic filing) and include those as attachments with your name and SSN on them. Write SEE ATTACHED on form 8936.

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    I am filing my 2011 federal and state tax returns tomorrow, and will be filing for electric vehicles (Form 8834), alternative fuel vehicle refueling (Form 8911) and solar panels (Form 5695).

    My tax preparer, a CPA, does not have software for Form 8911 (electric vehicle charging stations) so I will be filing a paper copy.

    Does anyone have experience with the alternative refueling (Form 8911)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmek View Post
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    My tax preparer, a CPA, does not have software for Form 8911 (electric vehicle charging stations) so I will be filing a paper copy.
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    Jeez... Two bad accountants in one thread. That's pretty poor.

    BTW why are you filing Form 8834? What kind of car is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcsharp View Post
    Jeez... Two bad accountants in one thread. That's pretty poor.

    BTW why are you filing Form 8834? What kind of car is it?
    Form 8834 = Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit for a Nissan Leaf and a Tesla Roadster 2.5 (2011).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmek View Post
    Form 8834 = Qualified Plug-in Electric and Electric Vehicle Credit for a Nissan Leaf and a Tesla Roadster 2.5 (2011).
    No. It says right on the top of that form "Use this form to claim the credit for certain two- or three-wheeled vehicles or low-speed four-wheeled..."
    On the next line: "Claim the credit for certain other plug-in electric vehicles on Form 8936." The title of this thread.

    You can file an amended return to get the whole $7,500 credit. Get a new tax preparer first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcsharp View Post
    No. It says right on the top of that form "Use this form to claim the credit for certain two- or three-wheeled vehicles or low-speed four-wheeled..."
    On the next line: "Claim the credit for certain other plug-in electric vehicles on Form 8936." The title of this thread.
    My error, it was a Form 8936.

    We did file a paper form because the software did not support Form 8911.

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