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Land Owners Could Be Paying Proposed Severance Tax

by Barley Snyder on

Whether or not the latest natural gas severance tax proposal gets passed into law in Pennsylvania, House Bill 542 contains some interesting language land owners who have signed lease agreements with energy companies need to...more

Sustainable Development Update - May 2017 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - How green infrastructure manages stormwater, enhances property values - Urban Land - May 3 - The growing involvement of the real estate industry in helping municipalities manage...more

“PACE” for Residential and Commercial Renewable Energy Projects – What is it?

“PACE” – Is it the new buzzword? Lately, it seems I keep hearing about securitizations backed by PACE financings. What is a PACE financing program, and what is happening in the securitization market?...more

Florida Building Owners Going Solar: Legal Considerations

As the cost of customer-sited solar power-generation plummets, more and more commercial and industrial electric customers are turning to solar power to cut their energy costs....more

Becoming As Rich As Donald Trump: Financial and Tax Policies of the United States Government That Can Lead To Significant Wealth...

by M. Robinson & Company, P.C. on

Financial and tax policies of the United States government can help Americans achieve significant wealth through real estate ownership. These policies tend to favor taxpayers who, like the Trump family, are willing to commit...more

Financing Increased Demand On Pre-Existing Services Constitutes “Additional Services”

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California Court Decision Rules on Mello-Roos Community Facilities Act of 1982 - Community Facilities Districts formed by a landowner vote may be used to finance increased demand on pre-existing services, a California...more

Emerging Trends in Tax Credit Finance: Expansion of Renewable, Development, Housing Programs

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On December 18, 2015, the landscape improved for individuals and businesses looking to invest in affordable housing, economic development and renewable energy projects. Congress passed and the President signed into law the...more

Kansas Tax Authority Confirms Only a Utility may Sell Power in Kansas

In its first opinion letter of the year, the Kansas Department of Revenue (DOR) confirmed that under Kansas law only a utility can sell power to a residential customer. The text of the letter references the request as being...more

The PATH Act

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act). - extends or makes permanent a number of temporary tax provisions that had expired or were set to...more

IRS Releases Favorable Guidance for Individual Investors in Community Solar to Claim Section 25D Tax Credit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The IRS recently issued a Private Letter Ruling (PLR) clarifying that an individual investor in a net-metered community solar project may claim the federal residential Investment Tax Credit (ITC) under Section 25D of the...more

Arizona Rooftop Solar Regulations Highlight Distributed Generation Debate

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Sunny Arizona is again in the middle of a nationwide debate between solar companies and utilities. Legislation adopted in March 2015, and which goes into effect on January 1, 2016, mandate certain disclosures and formats for...more

UK Government Announces Further Shake-up to RO and FIT Regime for Solar PV

Following the closure of the RO regime to new solar ground mounted projects with a capacity of more than 5MW which were commissioned after 31 March 2015, the government has today announced a further shake-up of the subsidy...more

June Expiration of Select New York City Residential and Commercial Incentive Programs

by Akerman LLP on

Four major New York City based incentives programs for residential and commercial property owners and tenants are scheduled to sunset in June. Depending on individual circumstances, there may be an opportunity to vest...more

New York State Passes Budget that Continues Tax Incentives for Solar Installations

Last week, New York State enacted a budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 (i.e., April 1, 2015 to Mar. 31, 2016) that continues two tax incentives for the installation of solar energy systems: (1) tax credits...more

Two California Appellate Court Rulings Demonstrate that Groundwater Pumping Fees are in the Eye of the Beholder

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

One Holds that the Fee is Subject to Prop. 26 and Another that it is a Property-Related Fee Subject to Prop. 218 - Two California Appellate Court decisions handed down this month address whether or not a local water...more

Ship on course but choppy waters abound! UK Budget 2015: 10 key measures impacting business

by White & Case LLP on

Before the Budget was announced, there was natural apprehension that, given the impending general election, the Chancellor would pander to the electorate and sail off course from this Government’s carefully navigated path...more

Obama Administration’s FY 2016 budget would modify LIHTCs, permanently extend NMTC and energy tax credits

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As in prior years, the Obama administration’s FY 2016 budget includes a number of impactful, and generally positive, tax credit proposals. With respect to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), the budget retains many of...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Committee Assignments Announced - On December 23rd, the President of the Senate, Mike Thibodeau, and the...more

Tax Extenders Signed into Law; Production Tax Credit Extended for Facilities Beginning Construction in 2014

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

Senate passes Tax Extender Package at 11th hour

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Senate passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014? (H.R. 5771) on Tuesday night just before Congress adjourned for 2014. As Molly Bryson described in her December 5, 2014 post following the House’s passage of the...more

UK Legal HIghlights 2014 And Beyond

by DLA Piper on

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

Pennsylvania Tax Developments - A Reed Smith Quarterly Update: November 2014

by Reed Smith on

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

Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Extending Real Property Tax Abatement for Solar Power Installation

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill that extends real property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating solar panels on New York City buildings effective September 23, 2014. ...more

NY Property Tax Exemption Extension for Renewable Systems

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The New York legislature has passed a bill that extends a real property tax exemption for wind, solar and certain other energy systems until January 1, 2025. The bill provides that real property which includes an eligible...more

SB 871 Bumps Back Repeal of Solar Energy Exclusion by Eight Years

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Solar Energy Systems Will Continue to Be Excluded from Full Cash Value of Real Property - A new law extending the exclusion of solar energy systems from affecting the full cash value of real property for taxation...more

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