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OH CAT exemptions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2012

Ohio enacted legislation (S.B. 315) June 11 that took effect June 30 exempting people who solely facilitate or service one or more securitizations of eligible electric utility assets from the commercial activity tax

CRS fossil fuels subsidy report

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 11 2012

The Congressional Research Service released a report March 5 finding that after years of resistance, the atmosphere could be changing enough for Congress to repeal tax breaks for oil and gas industry

Wind PPA tax rule

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2012

The Internal Revenue Service issued Private Letter Ruling 201214007 April 6, concluding that where a taxpayer purchased wind energy facilities accompanied by facility-specific Power Purchase Agreements, no portion of the purchase price need be allocated to the PPAs as a separate asset

Alternative fuel mix credit requirements

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2012

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel posted a program manager technical advice memorandum June 30 instructing that in order to qualify for the alternative fuel mixture credit, biomass liquid fuel must be usable as a stand-alone fuel and capable of producing energy

RE tax incentives to decline

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 23 2012

The Congressional Research Service released a report September 19 finding that renewable energy tax incentives are projected to decline by nearly half, from $6.3 billion to $3.3 billion, between 2011 and 2015

Letters pushed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2011

As Congress prepares to consider tax extenders legislation at the end of the year, Senators and Representatives are preparing a number of letters in support of energy tax programs that will expire at the end of the year unless extended

Van Hollen Cap and dividend legislation in the works

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2013

House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen announced on July 17 that he is currently working on cap and dividend legislation. It is

Tax equity partnerships

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2012

Energy Secretary Steven Chu met with senior business executives at a summit March 13 to discuss the use of tax equity partnerships to finance renewable energy projects

IA expands biofuels credits

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2011

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed legislation (H.F. 531) May 26 that will expand and extend the state’s tax credit for biofuels as a means of getting more retailers to stock the alternate motor fuels

Production tax credit inquiries

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2012

Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY) sent a letter October 22 to American Wind Energy Association President Denise Bode pressing the industry to offer details on a phase out of the wind energy production tax credit