Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Expired: 01/01/2008

The Alternative Fueled Vehicle and Filling Station Tax Credit entitles taxpayers to a tax credit equal to 50% of the capital, labor, and equipment costs associated with the construction of, or improvement to, any alternative fuel fueling or recharging station providing domestically produced alternative fuel or facilities for recharging electric vehicles. For the purpose of this tax credit, alternative fuels are defined according to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-486) and include ethanol fuel and biodiesel produced from feedstocks including virgin vegetable oil, yellow grease, waste vegetable oil, and animal fats and tallows. Taxpayers are also entitled to a tax credit equal to 50% of the incremental cost of purchasing an AFV or the capital, labor, and equipment cost of converting a motor vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel. Taxpayers may carry forward any unused credits or any unused portion of the credit for up to five years. This incentive is effective until January 1, 2008. (Reference Rhode Island Code 44-39.2-2)