Illinois EV Rebate Further Clarified - No Update on Charger Installation Credit

Friday, July 08, 2022 10:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Illinois EPA has finalized revisions to the 35 Ill. Adm. Code 275, the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program rules. The first application window opened on July 1, 2022.

Illinois residents purchasing a new or used all-electric passenger vehicle or all-electric motorcycle from an Illinois licensed dealer are eligible for the rebate. Applicants that certify as low income are given priority in disbursement of the rebates.

Applicants must apply during a rebate cycle window and within 90 days of purchase of the vehicle. The application and instructions are available on the Illinois EPA’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage.

Eligibility requirements for an EV rebate in Illinois include, but are not limited to:

  • The vehicle must be purchased from a dealer licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • Rented or leased vehicles do not qualify for the rebate.
  • Individuals must reside in Illinois at time of vehicle purchase and rebate application.
  • The vehicle cannot have been the subject of a previous EV rebate under this new program in Illinois.
  • The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the vehicle.
  • The purchaser must retain ownership of the vehicle and continue to reside in Illinois for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase date.
  • Individuals must apply for the rebate within 90-days after the vehicle purchase date.
  • Only one rebate will be issued to a purchaser in any 10-year period.

Applicants will need to submit the following along with the information contained in the rebate application:

  • A copy of the bill of sale, purchase invoice, or purchase agreement from an Illinois dealership.
  • Documentation of proof of purchase, such as a copy of a canceled check, an invoice or bill showing that the applicable amount has been paid or that no remaining balance exists, or vehicle loan documents.
  • A copy of Illinois vehicle registration.
  • For applicants with a social security number, an IRS W-9 Form that includes the name, mailing address, and social security number. For all other applicants, an IRS W-8 Form that includes the name, mailing address, and taxpayer identification number.

More information can be found here: https://www2.illinois.gov/epa/topics/ceja/Pages/Electric-Vehicle-Rebates.aspx.

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