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New incentivized sales tax exemption for renewable energy development in Nebraska
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2013

On June 4, 2013, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signed into law a bill (LB104) designed to incentivize the development of renewable energy in the


Sequestration: steamrolling grants for renewable energy?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

The Sequestration steamroller is set to hit March 1, 2013 and we continue to monitor negotiations between the White House and Congress. The impact


IRS issues guidance on application process for tax credits for manufacturers of renewable energy property
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act") included a number of significant new tax incentives for businesses engaged in the renewable energy market


IRS modifies safe harbor rules for renewable energy projects utilizing partnership flip structure
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2009

On September 21, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Announcement 2009-69, which modifies the safe harbor rules for partnership flip transactions, a common method of structuring investments in the renewable energy market


IRS releases new guidance on beginning of construction
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2014

On August 8, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2014-46 (the "Notice"), which clarified certain aspects of the beginning of


A taxing situation: Pennsylvania realty transfer taxes & oil and gas conveyances
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

Conveying oil and gas interests in Pennsylvania raises the question as to whether the document conveying the interest is subject to realty transfer


IRS establishes safe harbor for Section 45 credits claimed by partners of wind energy partnerships
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2007

On October 19, 2007, the IRS released Revenue Procedure 2007-65, which establishes safe harbor rules under which the IRS will respect the allocation of Section 45 wind energy production tax credits among the partners of a partnership that owns a qualified wind energy facility


Marcellus Shale-related bills introduced in Pennsylvania in 2011
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2011

Several new Marcellus Shale-related bills have been introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives since the start of 2011


Another severance tax bill related to Marcellus Shale is proposed in Pennsylvania
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2011

The Marcellus Shale legislative season remains in full bloom as another severance tax bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly this week


Congress wishes the renewable energy industry a merry Christmas, but more remains to be done
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2010

On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010 (the "Job Creation Act"), extending for one year the cash grant program for renewable energy projects, which was initially enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act"