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November 2023

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2023 Last-Minute Vehicle Purchases to Save on Taxes



Do you need a replacement business car, SUV, van, or pickup truck?


Do you need tax deductions this year?


Do you need a tax credit to offset what you owe to the IRS?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to examine this article and get ready to smile.


Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), you can write off the full business cost of certain vehicles, 89 percent of other vehicles, and up $20,200 for other vehicles.


If you plan on purchasing an electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, you may qualify for a tax credit of up to $7,500.


Get the Timing Right


Don’t procrastinate. If you want the vehicle deduction and/or the tax credit, you need to



own the vehicle, and


place it in business service


on or before December 31, 2023.


To ensure compliance with the “placed in service” rule, drive the vehicle at least one business mile on or before December 31, 2023. In other words, you want to both own and drive the vehicle to ensure that it qualifies for the big deductions.1


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