If this becomes widespread, we may want to figure out who in the sales chain is most affected by this. Nissan is selling a lot of LEAFs based on the notion that these credits make the car affordable. If word gets out that we can't rely on this (promise from the government
), it is going to hurt further EV acceptance. Nissan chooses where to sell the car based on who's got the tax credits, so this is not just some windfall.
My tax return was pretty close to simple, with the addition of claiming this particular credit. First surprise was that I didn't even have a 7500 dollar tax liability. Then the program didn't have form 8936, so I filled one out manually and had to mail it. I'm sure that will end up at the DOE (Department of Eyeballs). I certainly hope they approve it, but it seems to be dependent on "who ya get" that looks at it.
They seem to be telling us that we can't get the whole credit because we're too rich. Looks like "the 1%" is suddenly getting larger.