Purchasing an EV Charging Station in 2021? If so, we have great news for you!
Update 2022: The Federal Tax Credit for Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment (EVSE) has been extended retroactively through 12/31/2032. This tax credit covers 30% (up to $1,000 per unit) of the cost for individual/residential use and 6% (up to $100,000 per unit) for commercial use. For details on this recently passed law, please visit congress.gov.
Previously, this federal tax credit initially expired on December 31, 2017, but is now extended retroactively through December 31, 2032. The charging station must be purchased and installed by this date to be eligible.
Our video (made in late 2020) goes over the incentives on a more in-depth level. Please click here for video transcript and timestamps.
Don’t know what you did with your receipt? No worries! If you no longer have your receipt but purchased your charging station from ClipperCreek, send us an email or call us at (877) 694-4194 and our team will provide a copy of your invoice. We want you to be able to take advantage of this credit!
The full details can be viewed on the U.S. Department of Energy website.
For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911, which is available on the
IRS Forms and Publications website. (Reference Public Law 116-94, Public Law 115-123, Public Law 114-113, 26 U.S. Code 30C and 38, and IRS Notice 2007-43(PDF)).
ClipperCreek Charging Stations
All ClipperCreek charging stations qualify for the federal tax credit. Get yours today! Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.
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We encourage you to reach out to a Tax Consultant for further assistance with tax advice as we cannot give specific advice or information. However, we were able to find an informational page from the IRS’s official website on Qualified Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property here: https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i8911#en_US_202201_publink100079211
Additionally, here is a link to the latest update of Form 8911, which can also be accessed from the IRS’s website: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8911.pdf
If you have any questions regarding EV charging and electric vehicles, please feel free to contact our product specialists team toll-free at (877) 694-4194 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our regular business hours are Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm PT.
See my recent comment below, which might escape notice because it is not on top.
I tried to claim a credit for my ev charger purchased in December 2021. The form everyone refers to is IRS Form 8911. But the instructions explicitly exclude an ev charger!! The instructions say it covers an alternative fuel “other than electricity”. That means I cant use this form. What should I do?
The form 8911 needs to be updated or fixed. We went to a H&R Block to have our 2021 taxes completed. This exact issue came up. The program would not let us get past this business credit issue. We had a level 2 charger installed and bought a Jeep Wrangler 4xe for personal use- not business use or expansion. We walked out of H&R Block with no tax credit for the installation of the level 2 or for the purchase of our clipper creek charger. We can’t amend this if the form is wrong.
Thank you for reaching out.
States and local utilities offer many rebates and incentives, see the link below to an extensive list on our website: https://clippercreek.com/evse-rebates-and-tax-credits-by-state/
For the federal tax rebates and incentives, there has not been any official announcement for 2022.
If you have any other questions please reach out to us via email at email@example.com or via phone (toll free 877-694-4194).
Are there any incentives? Rebates in 2022.
Thank you for reaching out.
There has not been anything official stating the rebate will be extended. The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure tax credit has expired and been re-activated a number of times in the past, and there was talk of extending it due to the pandemic. I would suggest speaking with a licensed tax professional for further details and keeping an eye on the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure tax credit through the link below as it is generally the most up to date resource: https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/10513
Please reach out to us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-887-1674.
Hi, do you know if this will be extended into 2022?
Hi Mike, thanks for reaching out!
To our knowledge, the tax credit is for the purchase and installation of fueling infrastructure, but it is not clear if the installation of the outlet only would qualify. It would be recommended to check on this with a tax professional.
Would I qualify for a federal tax credit if I have an electrician install a 110 outlet outside, exclusively for Level 1 charging? No EVSE purchase required. Tx!!
No worries. Thank you for very much for the info. I will pass it along to my client.
Thank you for reaching out. I would recommend contacting a licensed tax professional for specifics on how to proceed, but according to the U.S. Department of Energy(linked below) the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit(form 8911) can be applied to residential consumer installations but will be a different credit level from the business credit.
Alternative Fuels Data Center: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit (energy.gov)
Apologies from your email address I assumed the nonprofit was located in Nevada. California does offer many incentives including the EVSE loan and rebate program, EVSE pilot programs (may or may not apply), EVSE rebate state EV charging incentive, and many more. I would encourage them to reach out to their Utility provider as many will offer their own incentives and rebates.
Our extensive list of California rebates and incentives. Click on California
EVSE Rebates and Tax Credits, by State | ClipperCreek
U.S. Department of Energy – great way to keep up to date on rebates and incentives
Alternative Fuels Data Center: California Laws and Incentives (energy.gov)
Can you take the credit for installation of refueling station if it is only for personal use? Line 10 on form 8911 says don’t use this form unless you are claiming a credit in line 9 which is business credit
Thank you. The nonprofit is located in Trinity County, CA. Any incentives for them in California?
Thanks in advance.
Great question, thank you for reaching out. As a nonprofit, you will not be qualified for any of the federal tax credits. However, the state of Nevada does offer some incentives and grants. For you specifically the EVSE incentive program may apply. It does require you to purchase and install Level 2 EVSE, and at least two but not more than 10. For full details visit the links below.
EVSE Rebates and Tax Credits, by State | ClipperCreek – choose Nevada from the provided options
EV Charging Station Rebates
Alternative Fuels Data Center: Nevada Laws and Incentives (energy.gov) is another great source for the most up-to-date offers.
AFDC Database of EV Incentives
Is there any type of credits for a nonprofit installing a charging station?
Hi Eric, thanks for reaching out! We do recommend double checking with a tax professional when it comes to claiming tax credits. That being said, it is our understanding that the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax credit is specifically related to the installation of the infrastructure and does not require a vehicle to be applicable. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
I don’t see that owning an EV is a requirement to access this infrastructure credit. Is that true? I plan to buy an EV next year but will install charging equipment this year to take advantage of the tax credit.
Hello Don, thanks for reaching out. I would defer to a tax professional on this one. I know the tax credit is applicable to the cost of the charging infrastructure hardware and installation, but am unsure if any ancillary accessories would also be applicable.
Would the cost and installation of a whole-house surge protector to go along with the EVSE be covered under the tax credit?
Is this towards any charging station or specific charging stations?
Hi Neil, thanks for the question. Yes, the tax credit is for the cost of the charging station and the installation (excluding permitting or inspection fees). For a residential installation is it a tax credit of 30% up to $1,000. It is recommended to consult with a tax professional for further information.
Please clarify this situation. I plan to purchase a NEMA 14-50 charging station and also pay an electrician to install an appropriate outlet? Is the cost of both the charger and the outlet installation be applied to the tax credit?
Hello Dale, Thanks for reaching out, the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property Credit form (IRS Form 8911) does not call out if a licensed electrician is required, however we always recommend having a licensed electrician install our products.
It would be recommended to speak with a tax professional for additional information.
Does the electrician who installed the unit have to be licensed in order to receive the installation tax credit?
Hello David, Thanks for reaching out, great question. We would recommend consulting with a tax professional to ensure the most comprehensive answers to these questions. From reading the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure credit language there is no limit on the number of times the credit can be claimed. The credit is based on installed infrastructure, so the EVSE (charging station) would be required. The credit is good for 30% (up to $1,000 for residential projects or $30,000 for commercial) of the total cost of the hardware and installation.
can you get the credit more than once if you have another property that you want to install a charger there.
Does a nema 14-50 plug qualify as a ev charger? atleast for the install?
Hi Teresa! Thank you for contacting us. Yes, it is a charging infrastructure based tax credit so a new or used electric vehicle should make no difference. To claim the credit you would need to install the infrastructure and submit the forms. Of course we recommend working with a tax professional to take care of that part. We also recommend contacting a tax professional for more details regarding the EVSE tax credit.
Can I take the credit for installing the station when I purchased a used electric vehicle. I know I can not take the electric vehicle credit on a used car, but not sure about the charging station costs.
Hello Hanh, thank you for reaching out. Yes that qualifies as installation expense since it is required to install the alternative fuel infrastructure, however, ClipperCreek would recommend consulting with a tax professional to be sure.
In order to installed the level 2 EV charger I needed to upgrade my main panel. Can the main panel upgrade be or considered under the “installation cost”?
Thanks for reaching out, we are not aware of any restrictions to the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit that would exclude a level 2 Tesla charging station. We do recommend consulting with a tax professional for any questions related to taking a tax credit before filing.
Do Tesla Charging stations and installation qualify for the Federal tax credit (the cars do not)?
Great questions! There are no income limitations specified in the tax code, and since we are not tax advisers we recommend consulting with a tax professional to answer all your questions.
Are there any income limits which will reduce or do away with these credits? Also, any other loophole which will reduce this credit?
Thank you for contacting us. Are you referring to the Federal Tax Credit that is available? If so, we would recommend consulting with a tax professional regarding your eligibility.
I purchased siemens charger for my Ford Fusion Energy, I rent the unit on the building and I pay for extended electric panel and the charger, can I get the rebate for this even I don’t own the building ?
Thank you for contacting us. It is our understanding that the type of EV you purchased, plug-in hybrid or all electric, would not change your eligibility for this credit. The tax credit is for the purchase and installation of the EV charging station regardless of what type of vehicle. We do recommend contacting a tax professional for more details regarding the EVSE tax credit.
I own a 2014 Chevy Volt, officially classed as a plug-in hybrid, but not a full “EV”. I charge it daily with a Level 1 unit, and get 35 miles of electric-only service before the hybrid operation starts. I would like to purchase a charging station during 2020 and take the tax credit as I fill out my tax forms in early 2021. My question is: Can one take the credit for installation of a charging station if the vehicle being charged is not a full EV, but is a EV-series hybrid vehicle? My assumption is yes, since the IRS Form 8911 does not specify any information related to the vehicle. Thanks for your input.
Thank you for reaching out. We would like to suggest contacting a professional tax consultant in order to answer your question properly.
I need to extend electric service to my detached garage so I can charge my new EV. Will the tax credit apply if I just install a 240 outlet without a charger, or only if I install a charger in addition to the electrical work?.
This form has now been updated for 2020 and was posted on the IRS site on 2/4/2020.
Hello Frank, Great question! Thank you for contacting us. We would recommend you contact a tax professional regarding this as they would be able to provide you with the correct course of action.
My question is if I purchased and installed a charging station in 2018 do I have to file an amended 2018 return or include the 8911 form with my 2019 tax return?
Hello Kelly! Thank you for your question. The tax form for the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit is IRS Form 8911 and it can be found at the
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I can’t find the relevant form for this. I purchased and installed a residential charging stations. Anyone know which form I can use?