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Thousands Incorrectly Claim Electric Vehicle Tax Credit

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DETROIT (AP) A government watchdog says thousands of U.S. taxpayers incorrectly claimed large tax credits for electric vehicles last year.

 A Treasury Department inspector general’s report says nearly 13,000 taxpayers, including prisoners and some IRS employees, wrongly claimed about $33 million in credits for plug-in electric and alternative vehicles during the first six months of 2010.

The government has offered numerous incentives to drum up interest in electric vehicles, including a $7,500 tax credit for plug-in electric vehicles and incentives for converting a car into a plug-in.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved)

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