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Welcome to the United States Department of the Treasury's Application Submission Page for payments in lieu of tax credits for specified energy property.  These payments are authorized by Section 1603 of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's tax title signed into law on February 17, 2009.  Please see the instructions below on how to get started.

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Guidance document, Terms and Conditions, and sample application form.  For all questions please email 1603Questions@treasury.gov.

As the Administration has stated many times, sequestration requires indiscriminate across-the-board cuts and is bad policy that was never intended to be implemented. The Administration has proposed solutions to avoid the across-the-board spending cuts through balanced deficit reduction. The Department of the Treasury, along with the rest of the Administration, hopes Congress will enact responsible deficit reduction and replace sequestration.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended, payments issued under Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act of 2009 for specified energy property in lieu of tax credits, are subject to sequestration. This means that every payment/award made to a Section 1603 applicant on or after October 1, 2017 and on or before September 30, 2018 will be reduced by 6.6 percent, irrespective of when the application was received by Treasury. The sequestration reduction rate will be applied unless and until a law is enacted that cancels or otherwise impacts the sequester, at which time the sequestration reduction rate is subject to change.

Treasury will continue to review applications and make determinations in accordance with current practice. Applicants are reminded that the amount of their Section 1603 claim must be calculated in accordance with the Section 1603 Program Guidance and the laws applicable to calculating basis for federal tax purposes. Applicants may not adjust claims to account for the impact of sequestration.
New users: Note: Eligible property under this program includes only property used in a trade or business or held for the production of income.  Non business energy property, such as property used for residential purpose, does not qualify under this program.

Further requirements: If your organization falls into any of the below designations, you are not eligible for Section 1603 payments, and should not continue with the application process:
  • Federal, State, or local government or any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof
  • Organization described in section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code
  • Entity referred to in paragraph (4) of section 54(j) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Partnership or pass-thru entity with a government or any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, 501(c) organization, or 54(j)(4) entity as a direct or indirect partner (or other direct or indirect holder of an equity or profits interest)
  • Foreign person or entity not qualifying for the exception in section 168(h)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code with respect to the property
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