I called the IRS and Yes it has to be in place and in working order prior to 12/31.... Went onto the Senate.gov website and looked at summary items associated with the renewal of the Bush tax cuts, I did not see this tax credit as part of the negotiated settlement. Does not mean the House will not add it back in. I suspect that if it does not get added before the vote, I would not expect a GOP lead congress to reinstate it any time soon.JetForMe wrote:Does anyone know if I need only to install my EVSE before 12/31 to be able to get the tax credit, or do I need to actually file paperwork before then?
+1 (Even though I gots my EVSE)Bassman wrote:Hey everybody,
Plug-in America's Website has a form letter to send to your legislative representative to vote to extend the tax credit for EVSEs. It's pretty easy to do. So everybody might want to send the letter to try and get the credit extended.
planet4ever wrote: You do have to get a permit for the installation from your city or county, and the EVSE cannot be put into service until all paperwork associated with that has been submitted and approved and the inspector has signed off on the installation.
So, far those of you who actually have an EVSE installed, what did the inspector check or test? Last year when my company moved into a new office, the electrical inspector did go around with an neon bulb outlet tester and check a few of the outlets. I can imagine that for an EVSE, they might want to be sure the ground connections are securely attached, that the GFCI functions, that it is securely attached to the wall so that, if strained, the EV cable will pull out and shut the system down before the whole EVSE pulls off the wall, etc. The custom test rig which AV uses is probably needed to test most of the safety-related features required by code for an EVSE, but how much do the inspectors actually do?EVDRIVER wrote:The permits for an EVSE in some places are a joke as they are no more difficult than other items, in fact the permit for up to eight outlets in the bay area is less than an EVSE.