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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a crucial deadline for clean vehicle sellers and dealers: they must register their organizations on the Energy Credits Online tool by December 1, 2023, to secure advance payments starting January 1, 2024. The IRS emphasizes the importance of timely registration, urging clean vehicle sellers to act promptly.

Energy Credits Online: IRS Encourages Swift Enrollment for Clean Vehicle Sellers

The Energy Credits Online tool, also known as IRS ECO, is a secure electronic service provided by the IRS. While accessible to businesses of all sizes, it is especially valuable for small businesses engaged in the sale of clean vehicles. Clean vehicle sellers are required to use this tool for generating time-of-sale reports, essential for claiming or reporting credits on their federal tax returns.

New Regulations Effective from 2024: Clean Vehicle Sellers Must Utilize IRS ECO

Starting in 2024, clean vehicle sellers and licensed dealers are mandated to use the Energy Credits Online tool for customers to claim or transfer credits for new or previously owned clean vehicles put into service on or after January 1, 2024. This regulatory change underscores the significance of timely registration for dealers to comply with the new requirements.

Registration Process Details: Authorized Representatives Must Act Now

During the initial phase, only one authorized representative per dealer or seller can complete the registration process. This representative must possess the legal authority to bind the organization. The IRS plans to introduce enhancements in the future, allowing multiple employees to submit time-of-sale reports and advance payment requests. This flexibility aims to streamline the process for registered dealers.

Clean vehicle sellers are strongly encouraged to initiate the online enrollment process immediately to benefit from the available credits. By registering on Energy Credits Online before the December 1 deadline, dealers and sellers ensure their readiness to submit necessary reports and receive advance payments, aligning with the new regulations set to take effect in 2024.

Source (IRS News).