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What are the Hybrid Car Credits Offered for the 2008 Tax Year?

Posted on March 28, 2009
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Washington Prius PHEVThe IRS offers credits on a number of hybrid nameplates, one alternative-fuel vehicle and four light-duty diesel models.

The credits range from $250 to $4,000 and vary according to make and model year.

Listed below are the available credits on qualifying models; if you purchased any of these models in 2008, these credits can be claimed on your 2008 tax return.
BMW
2009 335d: $900
2009 X5 xDrive35d: $1,800
Cadillac
2009 Escalade Hybrid: $2,200 (2WD) or $1,800 (4WD)
Chevrolet
2009 Malibu Hybrid: $1,550
2009 Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2008 Malibu Hybrid: $1,300
2008 Tahoe Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2007 Silverado Hybrid: $250 (2WD) or $650 (4WD)
Chrysler
2009 Aspen Hybrid: $2,200
Dodge
2009 Durango Hybrid: $2,200
Ford
2009 Escape Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
2008 Escape Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $2,200 (4WD)
2007 Escape Hybrid: $2,600 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
GMC
2009 Yukon Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2008 Yukon Hybrid 2WD and 4WD: $2,200
2007 Sierra Hybrid: $250 (2WD) or $650 (4WD)
Honda
2008 Civic Hybrid: $1,050†, $525‡
2008 Civic GX: $4,000**
2007 Accord Hybrid: $650†, $325‡
2007 Civic Hybrid: $1,050†, $525‡
Mazda
2009 Tribute Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
2008 Tribute Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $2,200 (4WD)
Mercedes-Benz
2009 GL320 Blutec Diesel: $1,800
2009 ML320 Blutec Diesel: $900
2009 R320 Blutec Diesel: $1,550
Mercury
2009 Mariner Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $1,950 (4WD)
2008 Mariner Hybrid: $3,000 (2WD) or $2,200 (4WD)
2007 Mariner Hybrid 4WD: $1,950
Nissan
2009 Altima Hybrid: $2,350
2008 Altima Hybrid: $2,350
2007 Altima Hybrid: $2,350
Saturn
2009 Aura Hybrid: $1,550
2009 Vue Hybrid: $1,550
2008 Aura Green Line: $1,300
2008 Vue Green Line: $1,550
2007 Aura Green Line: $1,300
2007 Vue Green Line: $650
Volkswagen
2009 Jetta TDI (sedan and wagon): $1,300

**Natural-gas powered Civic GX available in California and New York.
†If purchased from 1/1/08 to 6/30/08.
‡If purchased from 7/1/08 to 12/31/08. There is no credit for models bought on or after 1/1/09.

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