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Alternate-Fuel Tax Credit causes controversy

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We're Working for You to get to the bottom of a tax law some viewers are not happy with.

In 2011, West Virginia passed the Alternative-Fuel Tax Credit. Since then, our State has changed the instruction on the tax to include the purchase price of the vehicle, minus the trade-in and/or rebates.

Robert Rose, owner of Bob's Tax Service told 59News he did returns for his clients that bought an Alternative-Fuel vehicle.

He explained why he thinks this new change is hurting them.

"So what's happened is now our clients are getting letters from West Virginia saying they owe money back, with a penalty and interest. I think this is wrong because if they update their instruction, they shouldn't go back and be retroactive in 2011 and 2012," said Rose.

For further clarification you should contact your tax preparer.