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

A qualifying private passenger motor vehicle, for the purposes of the South Carolina Motor Fuel Income Tax Credit, is defined as a:

  • motor vehicle designed, used, and maintained 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, vehicles that qualify for the credit include cars, minivans, sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks of a certain weight, and motorcycles.

    A motorcycle is a motor vehicle having no more than two permanent functional wheels in contact with the ground or trailer and having a saddle for the use of the rider. Motor cycle three-wheel vehicles and mopeds also qualify for the credit.

    Note: Examples of motorized items that do not 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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