The Car Geek: Tax Credit for Toyota Hybrids Shrink

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Tax Credit for Toyota Hybrids Shrink

Toyota Prius - Toyota Parts The Internal Revenue Service has announced that tax credits for Toyota hybrid vehicles will be reduced because the company has hit the legal production limit - 60,000 vehicles - that Congress imposed on vehicles eligible for a tax credit, the Associated Press reported.

This means that federal tax credits for Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles will be cut in half beginning in October.

The $3,150 credit for the Toyota Prius, the largest hybrid tax credit so far, will be reduced to $1,575 starting Oct 1, and credits for other Toyota hybrids, including certain Camry, Highlander and Lexus vehicles, will fall to between $775 to $1,300.

Under the schedule set by the hybrid tax credit law, the tax break will be cut in half again to 25% of its original value six months later. Starting April 1, 2007, the tax credit for the Prius will be $787.50, and credits for other Toyota and Lexus vehicles will range from $387.50 to $650.

No credits can be claimed for the purchase of Toyota hybrid vehicles beginning Oct. 1, 2007.

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