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Pre-filing registration portal for Inflation Reduction Act credits: a how-to guide

Step-by-step video for state and local governments, tribes, higher education institutions and not-for-profits

The IRS pre-filing registration portal for Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) and CHIPS Act of 2022 credit claims opened on Dec. 22, 2023. Registration via this portal is a key requirement to receive a registration number to claim eligible tax credits (“direct pay” for tax-exempt entities) to support your organization’s clean energy and/or energy efficiency projects. Organizations planning to transfer credits must also complete the pre-filing registration process.

This video breaks down the IRA and CHIPS Act pre-filing registration process for public sector entities and discusses the following:

  • Pre-filing registration tool overview
  • Creating an account on
  • Pre-registration process
  • Key dates and timing
  • Additional considerations for governments, tribes, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organizations

Baker Tilly can help

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We recognize the process to successfully obtain eligible IRA and CHIPS Act credits for your community or campus is extensive and challenging. Our team is here to help:

  • Offer technical expertise to help understand your tax credit opportunity
  • Determine project eligibility
  • Manage development projects to maximize available credits
  • Help ensure compliance with various requirements
  • Advise on how IRA credits align with other aspects of an organization’s capital stack
  • Generate workpaper files to support investment tax credit claims
  • Provide funding support and tax credit monetization or transfer

Contact us to discover how your organization can apply for and leverage tax credits to save on qualifying project costs or if you have questions about the pre-filing registration tool or process.

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