Jeffrey McMillen

Jeffrey McMillen

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Tax Policy Update: The Emerging Fall Fiscal Cliff

If you read one thing... - Congress’ tax and budget challenges include funding the government for FY 2016 and a required federal debt ceiling increase to avoid catastrophic default on the nation’s debt. These legislative...more

9/9/2015 - Affordable Care Act Cadillac Tax Debt Ceiling Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Federal Budget Federal Funding Federal Highway Administration Social Security Disability Tax Extenders Tax Revenues Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Year Ahead in Tax Policy: Recurrent Issues in a New Congress

The new 114th Congress has now convened, and speculation is widespread as to the tax legislative agenda for 2015. Republicans now control both houses of Congress, and new chairmen are in place in leadership roles of both...more

1/19/2015 - Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Tax Reform

White House Announces Plan to Regulate Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector

On January 14, the Obama administration announced plans to reduce methane emissions from new and modified oil and gas operations as part of the president’s strategy to address climate change. The plan does not, however,...more

1/19/2015 - Bureau of Land Management Carbon Emissions Climate Change DOE Methane Natural Gas Obama Administration Oil & Gas VOC

The Prospects for Corporate Tax Reform

As the 2014 midterm elections approach, speculation is widespread as to whether tax reform can be successfully pursued in 2015. The successful 1986 Tax Reform Act navigated through a politically divided Congress a full...more

10/28/2014 - Corporate Taxes Tax Reform

Baucus Post-2016 Proposal: No Change to PTC & ITC Reduced to 20 Percent

Today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus (D-MT), released his proposal for energy tax incentives as part of overall tax reform. The proposal is thoughtful and merits serious consideration by the...more

12/19/2013 - Energy Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits Greenhouse Gas Emissions Investment Tax Credits Master Limited Partnerships Production Tax Credit Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tax Incentives Tax Reform Wind Power

IRS Provides Helpful Clarification to PTC “Start of Construction” Rules

On September 20th, the IRS in Notice 2013-60 clarified three critical issues in its guidance as to whether a wind project (or other type production tax credit (PTC) eligible project) is considered to have “started...more

9/23/2013 - Construction Contracts IRS Production Tax Credit Tax Credits

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