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The IRS has adopted large tax credits for purchase of new hybrid vehicles. The credits have a current maximum of $3,150. Note these are credits-- dollar for dollar tax savings-- not merely deductions. The law that created the credits limits its availability to 60,000 vehicles from each automaker; meaning credits for popular models will be gone before the tax break's scheduled Dec. 31, 2010, expiration date. Full credits for the automaker's remain available for the next calendar quarter following the quarter in which its 60,000th vehicle is sold; for the subsequent two quarters, the incentive is 50 percent of the full amount; for the two quarters after that, it is 25 percent, after that it is phased out (0 percent).

Hybrid Tax Credits from lowest to highest: