Tax Holiday for Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations

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Feb 17, 2020

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In 2019 the Washington State Legislature voted to renew the sales and use tax waiver for plug-in vehicles and extended the tax waiver to used EVs until August 1, 2028.  As long as the fair market value of the new vehicle is less than $45,000, or $35,000 for a used vehicle, there is no sales tax due when it is sold.  This is a pretty big deal because our state has a high sales tax.  The previous law that kept EV sales tax-free was not renewed when it expired partly because many legislators were under the impression that only rich people could afford electric cars.  Used vehicles are included now because there is quite a market for pre-owned EVs now and it is how many people can afford to buy an EV.     

Also in 2019, the legislature renewed the sales tax waiver for charging stations and installation costs until July 1, 2025

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About The Author - Jeremy Smithson

Started Puget Sound Solar in 2001 with 30 years of construction contracting experience, and a desire to turn Seattle on to solar energy. Achieving NABCEP certification in 2004, Jeremy believes that our customers often follow a path similar to the one he took, starting out with solar daydreaming, then progressing to education on the subject, and eventually leading to action. In addition to leading the company he also does some teaching and speaking engagements about various aspects of solar energy, and experiments relentlessly with various solar, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle projects.

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