This was discussed on the CR list on or about December 8-9, 2008, and is in the archives here:
The info on the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) site is the best starting point I know of, other than contacting Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer's office. The LAB Web site has links to all the sites you should need. The IRS may even have some info on the tax credit by now....
Jon Spangler NOT a tax accountant or CPA in Alameda, CA USA
On Feb 3, 2009, at 11:57 AM, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> From: Jesse Hearndon <email@example.com>
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> I had heard mention that you can get a tax credit if you rode to
> work on a
> bicycle in 2008, which I did 3 to 5 times a week. How can I get
> this fili
> ng online? I do everything myself, including my own taxes.
> Those that got it, how much did you refund go up?
> Jesse Hearndon
> West Melbourne, FL