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What Types of Vehicles are Eligible for the South Carolina Motor Fuel Income Tax Credit?

A qualifying motor vehicle, for the purposes of the South Carolina Motor Fuel Income Tax Credit, is defined as a:
  • motor vehicle designed and used for the transportation of 10 or fewer persons or
  • truck having an empty weight of 9,000 pounds or less and a gross weight of 11,000 pounds or less.
Based on the above definition, vehicles that qualify for the credit include cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks of a certain weight, and motorcycles. Motorcycle three-wheel vehicles and mopeds also qualify for the credit.

Note: Examples of vehicles that don't qualify for the credit include the following: trucks with empty weight over 9,000 pounds and gross weight over 11,000 pounds, tractors, travel trailers, boats, golf-carts, all-terrain vehicles, and all-electric vehicles.

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