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Qualifying for alternative auto credit

Baltimoresun.com's tax-advice column features three experts from the Hunt Valley accounting firm SC&H Group answering questions about preparing your return every Monday until April 17. To be included in the following weeks, please use the form at the right side of this page to submit your questions. Scott, Glen Arm: We bought a Volkswagen Jetta diesel in July of 2005. The car averages 50 miles per gallon on the highway. Does this purchase qualify for a tax credit/deduction per last year's federal energy act? SC&H Group: Sorry, but your Jetta is not one of the four types of automobiles that qualify for the alternative motor vehicle credit. Those are: qualified fuel-cell motor...