Whatever your opinion on the government dumping $1 billion on car lots everywhere — also known as the Car Allowance Rebate System, which began officially last Friday — you'll need to decipher the program's complex set of rules to see if you'll actually benefit.
Luckily, Keith Griffin, the used car expert at About.com, has done it so no one else has to go through the pain of reading a government website.
Oh, and that rebate? It might be taxable.
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