May 18, 2009— the sales tax exemption for certain hybrid vehicles ends Aug. 1.
Purchasers of new hybrid vehicles will need to take possession by July 31 to receive the exemption. Lease payments on previously qualifying hybrids will become subject to sales tax after July 31.
The exemption for vehicles with an EPA highway mileage of at least 40 miles per gallon took effect Jan. 1, but was repealed by the Legislature as part of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 6170, which revised several environmental tax incentives.
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