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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

IRS public comment for alternative fuel excise tax credits

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2013

The IRS published a notice July 9 requesting public comments on a proposed rule for excise tax credits for alternative fuel mixtures. The comments

Biodeisel definition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 6 2011

On November 4, the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service released an advice memorandum explaining how renewable diesel will be taxed on removals, entries, and sales under Section 4081

US and Canada behind on enviro taxes

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

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said March 15 that the United States and Canada lag behind many other counties in their use of environmental taxes to reduce pollution while raising government revenues

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

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

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

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

$700 billion could be saved

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2012

Taxpayers for Common Sense, Friends of the Earth, and the R Street Institute released a study June 26 finding that Congress could save taxpayers nearly $700 billion over 10 years be eliminating environmentally harmful subsidies and programs ranging from oil and gas industry tax breaks to loan guarantees for alternative energy projects