Advanced Vehicle Battery Manufacturer Tax Credits
The following was repealed by Public Act 39, 2011: Manufacturers of traction battery packs for use in vehicles may qualify for a tax credit from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2010 and ending before January 1, 2015. The amount of the credit is based on kilowatt hours (kWh) of battery capacity. Qualified batteries must have a traction battery capacity of at least 4 kWh, be equipped with an electrical plug for charging purposes, and be installed in a new, qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle that qualifies for the federal tax credit specified in 26 U.S. Code 30D.
Beginning January 1, 2012, a manufacturer may claim a tax credit of up to 75% of the qualified expenses for vehicle engineering to support battery integration, prototyping, and launching, so long as the expenses are incurred between January 1, 2009, and January 1, 2014. The same credit is available to a manufacturer that increases its engineering activities for advanced automotive battery technologies.
Taxpayers also may claim a tax credit equal to 50% of the capital investment expenses for the construction of an integrative cell manufacturing facility that includes anode and cathode manufacturing and cell assembly if the project creates at least 300 new jobs in the state. Taxpayers that have received federal loan guarantees may claim a credit equal to 25% of the capital investment expenses for the construction of a facility that will produce large scale batteries and manufacture integrated power management, smart control, and storage systems if the project creates at least 500 new jobs in the state.
(Reference Michigan Compiled Laws 208.1434)