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Dealers Should Register with IRS to Receive Clean Vehicle Tax Credits

Friday, March 15, 2024 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Clean vehicle dealers and sellers must use this online tool to register with the IRS and to submit time-of-sale reports. Licensed dealers can also register to receive advance payments to offset the amount of a tax credit that was applied toward a customer's purchase price.

All time-of-sale reports for vehicles placed in service in 2024 and forward must be submitted through this tool.

Some dealers have experienced technological glitches when using the IRS tool. As of last week, it was reported that most of those kinks were worked out. The biggest problem related to the issuing of credits is due to dealers incorrectly entering their time-of-sale reports and incorrect banking information that doesn’t match up with the dealer’s name. In other words, the primary issues are due to user error. However, if you’re a dealer and are getting hung up on the technical side, feel free to contact the CATA and we’ll connect you with a resource at the NADA to further investigate if you want to avoid the IRS “Help Desk.”

Another item to note: Once the dealer goes in and enters a time-of-sale report, as it currently stands, the system will not allow the dealer to modify the submission as the system was originally intended to do. IRS reports this feature should hopefully be live shortly, but if you run into this issue, contact the CATA and we can try a workaround via the NADA.

NADA reports there are now a total of 12,000 dealers that have registered via the IRS portal. Follow these important steps to register your dealership:

What you will need

The IRS uses, a technology provider, to provide identity verification and sign-in services.

  • If you have an account, sign in using your existing account.
  • If you're a new user, have your photo identification ready. Verify your personal identity – not your business information – with

Once you sign in, follow the instructions to register your business. You'll need to be an authorized representative of the business with the following pieces of information:

  • Your business's employer ID number (EIN)
  • Business name and address
  • If you're a licensed dealer that will receive advance payments, your dealership's license number and bank routing and account numbers

You'll use the business tax account application to complete this registration. See below for a detailed user guide and other information that might help you through this process.

Who can use this

Dealers and sellers of clean vehicles must use this online tool to register and report clean vehicle sales that occur on or after January 1, 2024. This includes manufacturers who sell directly to customers.

Once registered, dealers and sellers must use this tool to furnish required information to the IRS for those vehicles to be eligible for a credit under IRC 30D (and for the buyers to receive credits).

A licensed dealer will be able to receive advance payments 15 days after registering.

Accessing this tool lets you:

  • Register the dealership
  • Review registration details
  • Update business information
  • Licensed dealers only: Designate employees who are authorized by your organization to access this tool
  • Licensed dealers only: Register to receive transferred credits from your customers and advance payments from the IRS
    • Transfers began on Jan. 1, 2024
  • Submit time-of-sale reports for new vehicles
  • Licensed dealers only: Submit time-of-sale reports for used vehicles
  • Review submitted time-of-sale reports

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