qualified motor vehicle operating agreement
(2) Qualified motor vehicle operating agreement defined For purposes of this subsection— (A) In general The term “qualified motor vehicle operating agreement” means any agreement with respect to a motor vehicle (including a trailer) which meets the requirements of subparagraphs (B), (C), and (D) of this paragraph. (B) Minimum liability of lessor An agreement meets the requirements of this subparagraph if under such agreement the sum of— (i) the amount the lessor is personally liable to repay, and (ii) the net fair market value of the lessor’s interest in any property pledged as security for property subject to the agreement, equals or exceeds all amounts borrowed to finance the acquisition of property subject to the agreement. There shall not be taken into account under clause (ii) any property pledged which is property subject to the agreement or property directly or indirectly financed by indebtedness secured by property subject to the agreement. (C) Certification by lessee; notice of tax ownership An agreement meets the requirements of this subparagraph if such agreement contains a separate written statement separately signed by the lessee— (i) under which the lessee certifies, under penalty of perjury, that it intends that more than 50 percent of the use of the property subject to such agreement is to be in a trade or business of the lessee, and (ii) which clearly and legibly states that the lessee has been advised that it will not be treated as the owner of the property subject to the agreement for Federal income tax purposes. (D) Lessor must have no knowledge that certification is false An agreement meets the requirements of this subparagraph if the lessor does not know that the certification described in subparagraph (C)(i) is false.