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Senate Finance hearing on tax reform and energy policy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing June 12 on the impact of tax reform on the nation’s energy policy


Upcoming hearings
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) announced January 24 that he will hold a hearing January 31 to explore a long-term solution to the problem of finding a way to pay for short-term tax breaks that expire annually or biennially


IA RE credits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad (R) signed legislation May 25 to create income tax credits for residents who install solar or geothermal energy systems in their homes


Legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • January 29 2012

Congressman Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced legislation (H.R. 3807) January 23 to provide funding of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program with a dedicated revenue source consisting of a tax on offshore oil production


Treasury cash grant guidance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

On March 12, the Internal Revenue Service in Notice 2012-23 will be published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin 2012-11, with a set of FAQ’s on tax issues involving cash payments, in lieu of tax credits, for business energy property


Energy and climate debate - March 11, 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 11 2012

The energy debate continued this week, with a number of high profile issues making headlines in the Senate, reviews and critiques of the president’s budget request occupying significant committee hearing time, and the administration repeating its call for an all of the above energy strategy


Tax credits encourage R&D
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

The Congressional Budget Office released a report March 6 concluding that federal tax credits and other support for renewable technologies and energy and energy efficiency have succeeded in advancing research and development that would otherwise not attract private investment, while the record is more mixed for helping to build large demonstration projects


Vilsack reaffirms commitment to biofuel tax breaks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 3 2012

On May 31, Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack said the Obama administration remains seriously committed to extending the biofuel tax breaks, even though the provisions were left off the White House’s congressional “to-do” list


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


NM electric conversion
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • March 18 2012

New Mexico enacted legislation (H.B. 116) February 29 to expand the compensating tax exemption and create new gross receipts tax deductions for electricity transmission