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California enacts property tax exclusion to incentivize development of solar energy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


US and Canada behind on enviro taxes
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, Global, USA
  • March 18 2012

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said March 15 that the United States and Canada lag behind many other counties in their use of environmental taxes to reduce pollution while raising government revenues


SC reinstates plug-in hybrid tax credit
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • June 10 2012

Legislation enacted by the state legislature in May reinstates the income tax credit for the purchase or lease of a new plug-in hybrid vehicle for tax years 2012 through 2016


Carbon tax concerns
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


Energy and climate debate - July 7th, 2011
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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


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


Israel encourages EV purchases
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • May 6 2012

Israelʼs finance minister announced April 29 a small window of tax breaks for electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicle purchases to encourage drivers to buy the cars before the credits expire


IN E85 deduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • 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