Don’t you just love golf, except for maybe the adulterous Tiger Woods or the long walks between holes? Well, there is not much that can be done about the Tiger Woods fiasco but as for that walk along the green, you can get government stimulus grants for free golf carts.
The government has put together thousands of different programs that are to benefit the American people, but many people have no idea that these programs exist. And for that reason, much of the money that was earmarked to help the citizens of this great country, gets unused.
But if you are lucky enough to find out about these grants, then you may have a shot at getting some of this cash. For example, the government has first time home buyer grants that can equal upwards of $15,000 in some states. In other states, you can receive upwards of $50,000 for purchasing a home in foreclosure. But in all states, you can get a free golf cart, if you purchase by December 31, 2009. And there is talk that this program is going to get extended past the initial date.
This government stimulus grant program will give you between $4,200 and $5,500 in a federal tax credit if you purchase one of the qualifying golf carts, which can make the golf cart nearly free. Plus, in some states, there are also added grant money that covers the whole cost of the cart. Keep in mind, a tax credit, unlike a deduction, is like getting free money back from the government at the end of the year, or having to pay less in your taxes if you owe money at the end of the year.
To qualify, the golf car must have a 17-digit vehicle identification number and must be street legal, with headlights, taillights and registration with the Department Of Motor Vehicles.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that you must use your golf cart for golf-playing purposes. Nope, this is a street legal vehicle and many people enjoy using them to tool around their local communities or down to the corner market, which will not only save you money on gas, but reduce your carbon footprint.
So, if you have not thought about getting a golf cart recently, maybe you should. One local golf cart salesman stated that some of the US manufactures plan to roll out some street legal cars at the beginning of 2010, which will also be a benefit to our American economy.