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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


New analysis of potential jobs and state revenue following a Pennsylvania severance tax on natural gas extraction
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2010

A recent report from researchers at the Pennsylvania State University indicates that, athough a state severance tax on natural gas extraction would have negative economic consequences on gas production companies, the overall benefit of state and local spending of revenue from the tax could increase population in the state by 1,300 people, add 1,400 new workers, and boost business sales by $80 million as well as personal income by $20 million


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


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"


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


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


Technical tax flaw may be preventing the Recovery Act from accomplishing its objective in the marketplace
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2009

Reed Smith's renewable energy practice group recently submitted a proposal to the Obama administration that is designed to increase the pool of potential tax equity investors for renewable energy clients


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


Proposed legislation would provide exemption from passive activity limitations for qualified wind facilities, extend cash grants in lieu of tax credits
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2009

Legislation is currently pending before the House Ways and Means Committee which would provide a partial fix to a technical tax flaw that is limiting investment in the renewable energy sector, notwithstanding provisions enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the "Recovery Act") to encourage such investment