I am really stumped on how to correctly/honestly get my Colorado state Nissan Leaf rebate. The dealer gave me a $5,500 incentive which is shown on my purchase agreement (under "Rebate(s)"). When you fill out Line 9 of the Colorado tax form “Any other grants, credits or rebates available" do I include the $5,500? Putting this $5,500 into the rebate calculator lowers my rebate from about $5,100 to $3,800 --- a huge difference. Furthermore, I think the $5,500 was a discount for using Nissan’s financing company -- so I am not sure if that counts as a "grant/credit/rebate".
The “FYI Income 67” document that Colorado put out states “Any manufacturer’s rebate or other rebate reflected in the purchase or lease agreement must also be deducted in the calculation of the credit.” However, when you send in the documentation, you have the option of sending either your purchase agreement or bill of sale. What's interesting is the bill of sale is that it doesn’t show the $5,500 “rebate” from the dealer.
So… would it be dishonest to leave the $5,500 dealer incentive off my taxes and send the bill of sale instead of the purchase agreement? Or, do you think that Colorado state sees so many Leaf rebates come through that they would call BS on me? I am leaning towards the “honest” approach – taking a smaller rebate.
I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer in the forums. What have other Colorado Leaf owners done?