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The Infocast Wind Power Finance & Investment Summit 2015 was held from February 10 to 12 in San Diego. Below are selected sound bites regarding the tax equity market and other finance related matters....more
On February 2nd, President Obama released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget request to Congress. Along with the budget, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released a volume called “General Explanations of the...more
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) afford investors a series of guarantees against expropriation or unfair treatment of investments in foreign jurisdictions. They also typically allow investors to enforce those rights...more
In the past few years, many energy companies with investments in renewable energy projects have considered forming “yieldcos,” with five formations in 2013 and 2014. A yieldco is a growth-focused public company, typically...more
The IRS recently released Notice 2015-4 (the Notice), which provides performance and quality standards that small wind energy property (defined under section 48(c)(4) of the Code as property utilizing a “qualifying small wind...more
The Georgia Tax Tribunal has held that an electric utility’s transmission and distribution equipment was not “necessary and integral to the manufacture of tangible personal property” and thus did not qualify for an exemption...more
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s State and Local Tax Team would like to share our year-end review—revisiting some interesting Tennessee tax developments for 2014 and announcing our annual “Tennessee Tax Issue of the Year.”...more
Yesterday, Sol-Wind filed its S-1 with the Securities & Exchange Commission for its listing on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be SLWD.
Here is a link to my structure diagrams for Sol-Wind and comparisons of it to a...more
On December 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced its final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (“solar...more
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Congress has finally approved the extenders bill in what is widely viewed as terrible tax policy, but a welcome holiday gift nonetheless. The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 extended a...more
Earlier today, President Obama signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771) into law, following its passage through Congress on Tuesday. Among other things, the act will provide a one-year retroactive extension...more
On December 16, 2014, the Senate voted 76-16 to pass H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (“TIPA”), which was passed by the House by a vote of 378-46 on December 3, 2014. TIPA would extend over fifty (50)...more
Welcome to our 2014 edition of UK Legal Highlights. This publication is a reminder of some of the most important and significant developments DLA Piper reported in 2014, along with some forthcoming developments to look out...more
In This Issue:
- Recent PA Sales Tax Guidance Concerning Natural Gas and Other Mining Activities
- Focus on Pennsylvania Corporate Taxes
- Application and Sale of Restricted Tax Credits
With the November 4th election of Democrat Tom Wolf as Pennsylvania’s next Governor, Pennsylvania corporate taxpayers face an interesting budget season in 2015. During the campaign, Wolf advocated for a severance or...more
With all of the natural gas mining activity in Pennsylvania, the Department of Revenue has issued various guidance on what machinery, equipment and supplies falls within the "mining" exemption under Pennsylvania's sales and...more
This is a brief update on recent Pennsylvania tax developments.
Does New Governor Mean More Tax Reform?
In the recent gubernatorial election, challenger Tom Wolf (D) defeated incumbent Governor Tom Corbett (R)....more
As market sentiment and investor confidence in Australia's extractive industries remains subdued, recent initiatives from governments and regulators demonstrate, at least, an acknowledgment of the issues faced by mineral...more
Attorneys in Beveridge & Diamond’s San Francisco office recently helped the largest developer of greenhouse gas (GHG) offset credits in the U.S., Environmental Credit Corp. (ECC), secure a favorable determination from the...more
The County of Kern Tax Assessor’s (“Assessor”) use of the cost approach to value to appraise new oil and gas wells for the purpose of levying supplemental assessments has been upheld by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In...more
On October 31, the IRS released Private Letter Ruling 201444025, which was addressed to a manufacturer of solar systems that are mounted on real estate. The nature of the real estate, along with many other interesting facts,...more
A divided panel of the Commonwealth Court held that a city was not prohibited from imposing its Business Privilege Tax on the gross receipts of a freight broker. S & H Transport, Inc. v. City of York, No. 165 C. D. 2014 (Pa....more
With the election on Tuesday, the wind industry’s attention is particularly focused on the prospects for the extension of the production tax credit (PTC). There have been four interesting developments related to the extension...more
-- Negligible Evidence of Business Nexus Element May Explain DOJ Declination
- Consenting to a October 27, 2014, Cease and Desist Order, the global water management, construction and drilling company Layne Christensen...more
The Government has released an exposure draft of the Exploration Development Incentive ("EDI") legislation. These rules intend to encourage investment in small minerals exploration companies by allowing the benefits of losses...more
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