Nissan Hybrid Still Qualifies for Tax Credit
IR-2007-147, August 23, 2007WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced that purchasers of qualified Nissan North America Inc. vehicles may continue to claim the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit.
The announcement comes after the IRS concluded its quarterly review of the number of hybrid vehicles sold. Nissan sold 3,128 qualifying vehicles to retail dealers in the quarter ending June 30, 2007. This brings the total number of qualified hybrid vehicles sold to 5,222.
The allowable credit amount for the 2007 Altima Hybrid — Nissan’s only certified hybrid vehicle — is $2,350.
Taxpayers may claim the full amount of the allowable credit up to the end of the first calendar quarter after the quarter in which the manufacturer records its sale of the 60,000th vehicle. For the second and third calendar quarters after the quarter in which the 60,000th vehicle is sold, taxpayers may claim 50 percent of the credit. For the fourth and fifth calendar quarters, taxpayers may claim 25 percent of the credit. No credit is allowed after the fifth quarter.