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Senate Passes 2014 Tax Extenders, White House Opposition Unlikely

On December 16, in a vote of 76 to 16, the Senate passed the long-anticipated “extenders bill,” extending 55 tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013.  The bill had been passed by the House of Representatives on December 3, 2014 and now heads to the President’s desk where it is expected to be signed into law. As a one-year extension of tax provisions that expired on...

Energy Tax Reform: Current Updates And What It Means For Companies In The Energy Sector

Energy tax reform has been the subject of three recent, and very significant, administrative and legislative proposals: The President’s 2015 budget, released on March 4, 2014; The comprehensive tax reform plan released on February 26, 2014, by Representative Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; and The energy tax discussion draft released on December...

Baucus Releases Energy Discussion Draft

Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) released a discussion draft on energy tax reform, his fourth tax reform discussion draft released in the past month.  The following link to the documents released by the Senate Finance Committee today: one-page summary extended summary legislative language JCT...

Baucus Mentions Carbon Tax – Camp Not On Board

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) made a rare reference to a carbon tax at a press event this week, describing interest among his Senate colleagues as “creeping up a little bit.” While Sen. Baucus did not endorse a carbon tax, he said that he would not “pre-judge it,” and that it could be among the “non-traditional” ways that tax reform could find new...

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