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California enacts property tax exclusion to incentivize development of solar energy

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2011

California enacted legislation (A.B. 15), which clarifies the construction of an active solar energy system on new property is not considered “newly constructed” property, and, therefore, is not subject to ad valorem taxation

Energy and climate debate - July 7th, 2011

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 7 2011

The key to understanding Washington over the course of the next few months to a year is grasping all that came of the debt ceiling and deficit agreement

CA may suspend tax breaks

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 2 2011

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority directed staff at a September 27 meeting to come up with a plan to determine if procedures for reviewing and approving clean energy and advanced transportation manufacturing tax exemptions need to be strengthened

Carbon tax concerns

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2011

The Congressional Research Service unveiled a report August 29 concluding that while adopting a carbon tax on polluting companies may improve the environment, there are concerns that it could result in a shrinking revenue base for the country if adopted as part of tax reform

Intersection of energy and tax policy previewed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

The Joint Committee on Taxation released an analysis September 20 on the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in advance of last week’s House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures and Oversight subcommittees September 22 joint hearing

HI company receives RETITC

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 25 2011

The Hawaii Department of Taxation advised in a Letter Ruling No. 2011-06 September 2 that a company planning to install multiple photovoltaic systems at a site crisscrossed with a number of underground utility systems is eligible for a renewable energy technologies income credit because there is a legitimate nontax reason for the multiple systems

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

1603 support letter

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2011

A group of House Democrats, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rush Holt (D-NJ), circulated a letter last week in support of the 1603 grants in lieu of tax credits program, which provides grant funding in place of a tax credit for companies with no tax liability in an effort to accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies

IN E85 deduction

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

Indiana enacted legislation (H.B. 1128) March 16 to repeal the gross retail tax deduction for retail merchants selling E85 fuel, as well as the credit that retailers were entitled to if the deduction exceeded the gross retail tax amount

Minimums for EE building deductions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2012

The Internal Revenue Service released guidance February 23 providing an additional set of energy savings percentages for owners or lessees of energy efficiency commercial buildings seeking certification for their properties to use to qualify for partial tax code Section 179D deduction