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Legal Alert: Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 signed into law – A summary of the energy tax provisions

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (the Act) was signed into law on August 16, 2022, and includes about $370 billon for American energy security and climate change. Those changes include very substantial extensions, expansions and modifications of the tax credits for renewable and alternative energy development. In one of the best-kept secrets in Washington, Senators Manchin...

Legal Alert: IRS provides additional guidance on cost of removal, salvage and normalization

In PLR 202141001 (July 15, 2021) the IRS expanded upon the guidance it provided in PLR 202033002 (Aug. 14, 2020) regarding the proper ratemaking treatment of cost of removal (COR) and salvage under the normalization rules. As explained in our alert, the IRS: Reaffirmed that COR is not subject to the normalization rules, but salvage must be normalized. The computation of the reversal of...

Legal Alert: IRS extends continuity safe harbor for renewable energy projects

On June 29, 2021, the IRS issued Notice 2021-41, which provides a further extension of the continuity safe harbor and revises the “facts and circumstances” rules:- For PTC and ITC-eligible projects for which construction began in calendar years 2016 through 2019, the continuity safe harbor is extended to six years.- For PTC and ITC-eligible projects for which construction began in...

Legal Alert: FY 2022 Green Book goes big for green energy

On May 28, 2021, Treasury released the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue Proposals, more commonly referred to as the Green Book. The issuance of the Green Book provides further detail on the White House’s American Jobs Plan, one of the major proposals in the development of an infrastructure bill. The Green Book’s release comes as Congress works...

Legal Alert: Final Tax Reform Bill Released – What Does it Mean for the Energy Sector?

View the Eversheds Sutherland Legal Alert summarizing the principal provisions in the Final Tax Reform Bill that impact the energy sector here.

Legal Alert: A Comparison of the Energy Tax Changes in the Proposed House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

View the Eversheds Sutherland Legal Alert summarizing the principal proposals in the Senate Plan that impact the energy sector, and the meaningful differences from the House Plan, here.

Legal Alert: Energy Tax Changes Proposed by House Republicans Tax Reform Bill

View the Eversheds Sutherland Legal Alert discussing the energy tax provisions of H.R. 1 here.

Hatch Assigns Republican Committee Members to Specific Tax Reform Items

Senator Hatch, head of the Senate tax-writing panel, asked Republican members of the committee to provide input on specific tax areas: Senators Mike Enzi of Wyoming and Rob Portman of Ohio will focus on international business taxation; Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa will focus on taxation of individuals; Senator John Thune of South Dakota will focus on business and estate taxes;...

Former Speaker Boehner Does Not Believe Tax Reform Will Pass

During a keynote address at an energy conference, Former Speaker of the House John Boehner stated that his faith in the passage of tax reform was fading and referred to the House Republicans’ and Administration’s tax reform initiatives as a “bunch of happy talk.” Boehner also stated that he believes the border adjustment tax is dead and his odds for passage of tax reform, generally,...