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What Maintenance Expenses Are Eligible for the South Carolina Motor Fuel Income Tax Credit?

Actual preventative maintenance expenses for new tires, oil changes, regular maintenance, and other preventative maintenance incurred in South Carolina during the tax year for operating the vehicle are eligible for the South Carolina Motor Fuel Income Tax Credit. If you have multiple vehicles registered in your name, keep separate records for each vehicle.

Note: General costs associated with owning, operating, and registering a vehicle are not eligible for the credit. Examples of ineligible costs are fees for registering a vehicle in SC, license plate fees, insurance, property taxes, interest expense on vehicle loans, costs reimbursed by insurance, or body and paint work expenses.

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