I started a new subject for this so as to not pollute the original thread
("Nissan L1 EVSE third-party upgrade to both 120V and 240V
") which should probably remain purely technical.
Any prognostication as to whether Ingineer's "L1 EVSE -> 120/240" upgrade would qualify for the EVSE Fed tax credit (50% of cost)? As far as I can tell, the "Qualified Alternative Fuel Vehicle Refueling Property" section of IRS form 8911
AmarilloLeaf wrote:How exactly is the 120/240v cable installed on property used as your home?
Per Form 8911, "If the property is not business/investment use property, the property must be installed on property used as your main home."
Along that line, one can argue that unless an EVSE is hardwired, it's not considered "installed"; that is, if your EVSE can be unplugged, you don't qualify for the credit.
This is another gray area of the tax credit rules, like the question of how long one must keep one's LEAF before reselling
in order for the IRS to consider one's LEAF purchase "not for resale".
I brought up this question 'cause I thought it interesting, and I may
consider getting that upgrade and claim the EVSE credit this year. If the upgraded OEM EVSE proves to be insufficient for my charging needs, I can always buy a Blink or something next year and claim the tax credit for that EVSE then.
And yes, that is another
: how many EVSEs can one get the tax credit for? (Maybe this should be yet another thread!) It's pretty clear that one can only get the tax credit for one EVSE in any one tax year, but there is nothing in the IRS form 8911
regarding how many
EVSEs one can get the credit for. That is, it says nothing about whether I can buy one EVSE every tax year and claim the tax credit each time.
If you do find information to the contrary, please include references to it 'cause I want to avoid another "the IRS is gonna nail you" "no, they won't" argument.