The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has certified Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius hybrid gas-electric model for a $2,000 clean-burning fuel tax deduction. In a letter sent last month to Toyota, the IRS says the ’01, ’02 and ’03 model Prius qualifies for “the full $2,000 tax deduction available to individual consumer purchasers,” says a Toyota spokesman. In May, the IRS announced it was extending tax credits to hybrid vehicles. It already gives credits to owners of electric vehicles. (see ...

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