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H.R. 583 (117th): Green Bus Tax Credit Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 28, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 583

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 28, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Brownley, and Mr. Suozzi) 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 provide for a credit for zero-emission buses.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Green Bus Tax Credit Act of 2021.

2.

Credit for zero-emission buses

(a)

In general

Subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

45U.

Zero-emission bus credit

(a)

Allowance of credit

For purposes of section 38, in the case of a manufacturer of a zero-emission bus, the zero-emission bus credit determined under this section for a taxable year is an amount equal to 10 percent of the sum of the sale price of each zero-emission bus sold by such taxpayer during such taxable year.

(b)

Limitation

The sale price of a zero-emission bus may not be taken into account under subsection (a) to the extent such price exceeds $1,000,000.

(c)

Zero-Emission bus

For purposes of this section—

(1)

In general

The term zero-emission bus means a motor vehicle which—

(A)

has a gross vehicle weight rating of not less than 14,000 pounds,

(B)

is not powered or charged by an internal combustion engine,

(C)

is propelled solely by an electric motor which draws electricity from a battery or fuel cell, and

(D)

is designed to carry 15 or more passengers.

(2)

Motor vehicle; manufacturer

The term motor vehicle and manufacturer have the meaning given such terms in paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 30D(d), respectively.

(d)

Special rules

(1)

Sale price

For purposes of this section, the sale price of a zero-emission bus shall be reduced by any rebate or other incentive given before, on, or after the date of the sale.

(2)

Domestic use

No credit shall be allowed under subsection (a) with respect to a zero-emission bus to a manufacturer who knows or has reason to know that such vehicle will not be used primarily in the United States or a possession of the United States.

(3)

Regulations

The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.

(e)

Termination

This section shall not apply to sales after December 31, 2026.

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(b)

Credit made part of general business credit

Subsection (b) of section 38 of such Code is amended by striking plus at the end of paragraph (32), by striking the period at the end of paragraph (33) and inserting , plus, and by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(34)

the zero-emission bus credit determined under section 45U.

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(c)

Clerical amendment

The table of sections for subpart D of part IV of subchapter A of chapter 1 of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

Sec. 45U. Zero-emission bus credit..

(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to sales after the date of the enactment of this Act.