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S. 3085 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow a refundable income tax credit for the purchase of new automobiles manufactured by certain companies which have substantially increased their average fuel economy.


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9/4/1980--Introduced. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers a refundable income tax credit for the purchase of new passenger automobiles after May 14, 1980, and before January 1, 1981, which were manufactured by companies whose average fuel economy rating for passenger automobiles in model year 1979 equals or exceeds 120 percent of their rating for model year 1974. Establishes the amount of such credit at $500.