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H.R. 1271 (117th): Electric CARS Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 23, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1271

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 23, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Cleaver, Ms. Pingree, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Casten, and Mr. Huffman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain tax credits related to electric cars, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Electric Credit Access Ready at Sale Act of 2021 or the Electric CARS Act of 2021.

2.

Extension and modification of new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles credit

(a)

Extension

(1)

In general

Subsection (e) of section 30D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

(e)

Termination

This section shall not apply to any new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle placed in service after December 31, 2031.

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(2)

2- and 3-wheeled plug-in electric vehicles

Subparagraph (E) of section 30D(g)(3) of such Code is amended by striking or at the end of clause (i), by redesignating clause (ii) as clause (iii), and by inserting after clause (i) the following new clause:

(ii)

after December 31, 2020, and before January 1, 2032, or

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(b)

Credit may be assigned to financing entity

Section 30D(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(8)

Credit may be assigned to financing entity

(A)

In general

The taxpayer to whom the credit which would (but for this paragraph) be allowed under subsection (a) for any taxable year with respect to a vehicle may assign such credit to the person who financed the purchase (or lease of at least 2 years) of such vehicle. Any person to whom such credit is assigned under the preceding sentence shall be treated for purposes of this title as the taxpayer who placed such vehicle in service.

(B)

Disclosure requirement

Subparagraph (A) shall not apply with respect to any vehicle unless the person to whom the credit is assigned clearly discloses in writing to the taxpayer the amount of the credit allowable under subsection (a) with respect to such vehicle (determined without regard to subsection (c)).

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(c)

Carryforward of unused credit

Section 30D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by redesignating subsection (g) (as amended by subsection (a)(2)) as subsection (h), and by inserting after subsection (f) the following new subsection:

(g)

Carryforward of unused credit

(1)

In general

If the credit allowable under subsection (a) (after the application of subsection (e)) exceeds the limitation imposed by section 26(a) for such taxable year reduced by the sum of the credits allowable under this subpart (other than subsection (a) of this section), such excess shall be carried to the succeeding taxable year and treated as a credit allowable under subsection (a) for such succeeding taxable year.

(2)

Limitation

No amount of credit may be carried forward under this subsection to any taxable year following the 5th taxable year after the taxable year in which the credit arose. For purposes of the preceding sentence, credits shall be treated as used on a first-in, first-out basis.

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(d)

Effective dates

(1)

Extension

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to vehicles acquired after December 31, 2020.

(2)

Assignment

The amendments made by subsection (b) shall apply to vehicles acquired more than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(3)

Carryforward

The amendments made by subsection (c) shall apply to vehicles sold after the date of the enactment of this Act.

3.

Extension of the alternative fuel vehicle refueling property credit

(a)

In general

Section 30C(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking 2021 and inserting 2031.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2021.

4.

Extension of the alternative motor vehicle credit

(a)

In general

Paragraph (1) of section 30B(k) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking 2021 and inserting 2031.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2021.