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Monday, June 27, 2005

Buy a Highlander, Get a $2,000 Tax Deduction

Irs_logo_106 Highlander500_1 The IRS announced today (IR-2005-69) that the model year 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is eligible for the clean-burning fuel deduction. Taxpayers who purchase one of these hybrid vehicles new during calendar year 2005 may claim a tax deduction of up to $2000 on Form 1040.  In 2006, the deduction drops to $500.

See here for a list of the vehicles that qualify for the deduction:

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