NUMBER OF THE WEEK: $9.6 billion

The total amount that the federal government could save over 10 years under the PTC Elimination Act(H.R. 1901) – a bill that would phase out and repeal the renewable energy production tax credit. In addition to reducing the credit by as much as 35 percent, the bill outlines a special rule to clarify the “beginning of construction” definition, requiring qualified construction to be “continuous, significant, and finite.” The bill introduced by Congressmen Kenny Marchant (R-TX) and Mike Pompeo (R-KS) would also completely repeal the PTC after Dec 31, 2025. “The PTC Elimination Act may only be one piece of the effort to fix our broken tax code […]. That’s the approach to tax simplification we must use to revitalize the American Economy,” Marchant said.

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