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NY tax department explains solar sales exemption
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • December 9 2012

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance issued a memo December 6 clarifying a state law offering a sales tax exemption for the sale and installation of commercial solar energy systems


Energy and climate debate - February 5, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • February 5 2012

As the payroll tax credit, unemployment insurance, and doc fix package debate continues in the House and Senate, energy issues are being highlighted in a number of areas


CRS report finds tax code supports renewables more than fossil fuels
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 14 2011

A report conducted by the Congressional Research Service on August 10, noted that the federal tax code allows for renewable energy to receive greater financial support than fossil fuels, relative to their stake in total domestic energy production


1603 investigation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 14 2012

The Treasury Department’s Office of Inspector General confirmed October 11 that it is investigating the 1603 Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits program


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


CO2 tax raises significant funds
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 23 2012

The Congressional Research Service reported September 17 that a federal carbon tax could raise as much as $90 billion in its first year, and more in following years, to reduce the federal budget deficit or offset reductions in other taxes


Alternative vehicle tax credits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • September 23 2012

The Congressional Budget Office released a report September 20 finding that tax credits for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle purchases will cost about $7.5 billion through 2019


NY governor signs solar energy tax break bills
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 19 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) signed a package of bills August 17 offering tax breaks for solar energy systems installed at residential, commercial, and industrial properties


Tax status questioned
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 21 2012

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) released a report October 16 urging the elimination of tax credits for electric vehicles


Energy and climate debate - October 21, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • October 21 2012

With Congress in recess until after the looming November elections, energy issues continue to make headlines both on the campaign trail and during preparations for the lame duck session