Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

The state offers an income tax credit of 36% of the cost of converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel, the incremental cost of purchasing an original equipment manufacturer AFV, and the cost of alternative fueling equipment. Alternatively, a taxpayer may take a tax credit of 7.2% of the cost of the motor vehicle, up to $1,500. To qualify for the tax credit, vehicles must be dedicated AFVs and registered in Louisiana. For the purpose of this incentive, alternative fuels include natural gas; propane; non-ethanol based advanced biofuels (excluding flexible fuel vehicles); and electricity if the vehicle has at least four wheels, is primarily for on-street use, can attain a minimum speed of 55 miles per hour, has a minimum battery capacity of four kilowatt-hours, and can be charged externally. Restrictions may apply.

The Louisiana House Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs will review the credit's economic benefit and make a recommendation by March 1, 2017, to extend or terminate the credit.

(Reference Louisiana Administrative Code Title 61, Section 1913, and Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:6035)

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