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 |  May 07 2014, 12:02 PM

California Mileage Tax

California motorists that spend a lot of time on the road could be in for a shock. The state’s legislature is considering a bill that would explore a tax based on vehicle miles traveled or VMT for short.

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 |  Dec 06 2013, 10:02 AM


A big hike in gas prices is looming in the near future if a new bill proposed in Congress takes effect.

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 |  Aug 07 2013, 9:32 AM


The U.S. is looking into ending the 50-year long Chicken Tax, which is a 25-percent tariff on all imported trucks.

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 |  Jun 10 2013, 8:32 AM


While the U.S. government is working hard to increase fuel efficiency from automakers, certain states are now looking to tax those hybrids and electric vehicles to help recover lost gas taxes.

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 12:31 PM

A year riddled with controversy for electric cars is winding down, but not without at least one more flare up — Chinese firm Wanxiang Group won the bidding war for A123 Systems.

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 |  May 01 2012, 6:35 PM

Against the odds, a letter carrier in Las Vegas won a Tesla Roadster playing penny slots. Needless to say, the odds of winning a six-figure prize by playing those games are stacked against you. 

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 |  Feb 03 2011, 3:03 PM


An estimated 14,000 taxpayers claimed $37 million in tax credits meant for buyers of plug-in or electric vehicles, while attempting to pass of vehicles like the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Camaro and “golf cart” as worthy of the credit.

Among the most ignominous offenders were 88 prisoners and IRS employees who attempted to claim the credits. With an estimated $7,500 credit per vehicle, the program is intended to add an incentive to buyers considering the Nissan Leaf or Chevrolet Volt. The IRS said that $130 million of the $163 million given out was legitimate. On the other hand, some claimants listed their vehicle as merely “bicycle”, “taxi” or “golf cart”.

In light of the attempted fraud, the IRS will enact new regulations for trying to claim the credit, including supplying the Vehicle Identification Number on their tax forms, and selecting the vehicle information from a specific list on electronic filing forms.

[Source: The Detroit News]