Clean vehicle credit qualified manufacturer requirements

 

If you're a manufacturer of eligible clean vehicles, including electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles, to qualify those vehicles for clean vehicle tax credits you must enter into a written agreement with the IRS and report information for each eligible clean vehicle you manufacture.

Who qualifies

A manufacturer as defined in IRC 30D(d)(3) that manufactures vehicles meeting the requirements in the following code sections may submit a request to become a qualified manufacturer:

  • New electric vehicles under IRC 30D
  • Used electric vehicles under IRC 25E
  • Commercial clean vehicles under IRC 45W

Register as a qualified manufacturer 

An eligible manufacturer must submit their request to be a qualified manufacturer through the IRS Energy Credits Online portal. Until the manufacturer receives an acknowledgement from the IRS, the manufacturer is not a clean vehicle qualified manufacturer. The IRS will also provide next steps once acknowledgement of an agreement is made, including eligible vehicle information reporting requirements.

If a manufacturer fails to meet reporting requirements and other terms of the qualified manufacturer agreement, the agreement may be revoked.

Your first step in submitting your request to be a qualified manufacturer on the portal is to register your business.

What you will need to register 

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

  • If you have an ID.me 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 ID.me.

First-time business registrants 

You'll need to be an authorized representative of the business with the following information:

  • Your business's employer ID number (EIN)
  • Business name and address

Register your business

Once you reach the Energy Credits Online portal, you'll see several options. Click the Clean Vehicle Manufacturer Registration link.

Returning users 

Access your registered business information

Once you reach the Energy Credits Online portal, you'll see several options. Click the Clean Vehicle Manufacturer link.

Manufacturers who previously registered and filed written agreements under the procedures in section 6.01 of Rev. Proc. 2022-42 must enter into new written agreements through the IRS Energy Credits Online portal.

Manufacturer registration and eligible vehicle reporting information

For procedural guidance on qualified manufacturer registration and eligible vehicle reporting information see:

Declaration of accuracy

As provided for in the procedural guidance, each written report regarding vehicles must include a declaration, applicable to the certification, statements, and any accompanying documents, signed by a person currently authorized to bind the qualified manufacturer (or, in the case of a foreign vehicle manufacturer, its domestic distributor) in these matters.

The declaration must read: "Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this certification, including accompanying documents, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, the facts presented in support of this certification are true, correct, and complete."

When to submit reports

As provided for in the procedural guidance, qualified manufacturers must file the reports by the fifteenth of each month. You may file reports more frequently. You must be a qualified manufacturer to submit reports.

How to submit reports

Email IRS.Clean.Vehicles.QM.Reporting@irs.gov to request instructions for submitting monthly reports. You must be a qualified manufacturer to submit reports.

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