Don’t you love golf, except maybe for the adulterous Tiger Woods or long walks between holes? Well, there’s not much that can be done about the Tiger Woods fiasco, but as for that walk on the green, you can get government stimulus grants for free golf carts.
The government has put together thousands of different programs that benefit the American people, but many people have no idea that these programs exist. And for that reason, much of the money that went to help the citizens of this great country goes unused.
But if you are lucky enough to know about these grants, you may have a chance to get some of this money. For example, the government has first-time home buyer grants that can amount to more than $ 15,000 in some states. In other states, you can receive more than $ 50,000 for buying a home in foreclosure. But in every state, you can get a free golf cart if you buy it before December 31, 2009. And there is talk that this program will extend beyond the initial date.
This government stimulus grant program will give you between $ 4,200 and $ 5,500 in a federal tax credit if you buy one of the qualifying golf carts, which can make the golf cart almost free. Additionally, in some states, grant funds are also added that cover the full cost of the cart. Keep in mind that a tax credit, as opposed to a deduction, is like getting free money from the government at the end of the year, or having to pay less on your taxes if you owe money at the end of the year.
To qualify, the golf cart 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 to play golf. No, this is a street legal vehicle and many people enjoy using them for tools in their local communities or at the corner market, which will not only save you money on gas, but will reduce your carbon footprint.
So if you haven’t thought about buying a golf cart recently, maybe you should. A local golf cart vendor stated that some of the American manufacturers plan to launch some street legal cars in early 2010, which will also be a benefit to our American economy.