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IRS Issues New Guidance on the Beginning of Construction Safe Harbor For Renewable Energy Projects

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The IRS recently issued Notice 2017-4 (the “Notice”) which makes two important changes to its “beginning of construction” rules for taxpayers seeking to take advantage of the section 45 renewable electricity production tax...more

IRS Further Updates Beginning of Construction Guidance for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

On December 15, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2017-04, which updates prior guidance regarding the beginning of construction requirement for renewable energy tax credits under IRC sections 45 and 48. ...more

IRS Issues Additional Guidance on Beginning of Construction Rules for Renewable Projects

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On December 15, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2017-04, which provides welcome guidance on how to meet the “beginning of construction” requirements for wind and other qualified facilities. There has been...more

IRS Issues Notice 2017-04, Further Clarifying and Extending the "Begun Construction" Requirements for ITCs and PTCs

On December 15, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2017-04, which clarifies and extends certain "begun construction" requirements for facilities qualifying for the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) for which construction must...more

The Unwind: ‘I Don’t Want It’

In the inaugural column of ‘‘Power and Taxes,’’ we discussed the tensions surrounding the requirement that an investor be an owner when a project is placed in service in order to qualify for the investment tax credit under...more

IRS Issues Further Guidance on “Start of Construction” Requirement for Renewable Energy Tax Credits, Including Continuity...

On May 5, 2016, the IRS released Notice 2016-31, which provides additional guidance on the “start of construction” requirements for the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) in lieu of the PTC. Notice...more

IRS modifies and extends continuity safe harbor, clarifies other guidance for production tax credit eligibility

by DLA Piper on

The IRS has released Notice 2016-31, which extends and modifies the “continuity safe harbor” for purposes of the “begun construction” requirement applicable to the renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) under §45...more

IRS Revises Recent Begin Construction Guidance

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On May 18, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revised Notice 2016-31 (Notice), its recent guidance on meeting the beginning of construction requirements for wind and other qualified facilities (including biomass,...more

Renewable Energy Tax Credits: Recent IRS Notice Favorable to the Renewable Energy Industry

by Mintz Levin on

On May 5, 2016, the IRS released new guidance regarding the renewable energy production tax credit (“PTC”) and energy investment tax credit (“ITC”) which most in the renewable energy industry will find favorable. ...more

IRS Issues Additional Guidance on “Begun Construction” Requirement for Wind Energy Credits

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Latest guidance extends “continuity safe harbor” to four years and includes other taxpayer-friendly modifications and clarifications to existing guidance. On May 5, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued...more

"IRS Guidance Clarifies 'Begun Construction' Standard for Renewable Electricity Production Credit Property"

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released welcome new guidance with respect to renewable electricity production and energy investment tax credits. A notice issued on May 5, 2016, reflects changes to the production tax...more

After Extension, IRS Clarifies "Begun Construction" Guidance for PTCs

Following last year's extension of the investment tax credit for qualifying projects for which construction begins prior to January 1, 2020, and of the production tax credit (PTC) with respect to certain facilities the...more

IRS Issues New Notice Extending Beginning of Construction Safe Harbor

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On May 5, 2016, the IRS issued Notice 2016-31 (the “Notice”) which revises previous guidance on satisfying the “beginning of construction” test in order to take advantage of the section 45 renewable electricity production tax...more

What Must Be Done for Wind and Solar Projects to Have “Begun Construction” under the New PTC and ITC?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

With the recent extension of the federal income tax credits available for renewable energy projects, practitioners and industry participants have raised questions as to how the “begun construction” rules will apply under...more

Win for Wind on Taxes: Federal Income Tax Wind Farm Production Credit Extended for 2015 through 2019 - "Phase-Out" Limits Credit...

by GableGotwals on

Wind farm electric generation facilities in Oklahoma have received a favorable federal income tax credit extension. The federal income tax credit for production of electricity by a qualified facility from wind...more

IRS Extends Safe Harbor for Completion of PTC-Qualifying Facilities to Jan. 2017

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Yesterday, March 11, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2015-25, which extends by one year certain tests taxpayers can use to establish that a qualifying renewable energy facility is eligible for the production...more

IRS Clarifies and Expands "Beginning Construction" Tests for Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service established two “beginning construction” tests – a physical work test and a 5% safe harbor test – to determine eligibility for the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit...more

Washington Energy Update - August/September 2013

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - DOE Announces Fourth Authorization for LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations. Does This Mean Full Steam Ahead? - FERC Addresses ISO-NE Capacity Supply Obligations, Walks a Fine Line Between Generator...more

New Beginning Construction Guidance Notice 2013-60

Earlier this year, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) published Notice 2013-29, providing guidance on what it means to “begin construction” for purposes of the recent extension of the 2.3 cent-per-kilowatt-hour...more

IRS Likely to Supplement "Beginning Construction" Guidance

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As most of you are aware, Congress in the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012" eliminated the "placed in service" deadline for purposes of the renewable energy tax credits. In its place, Congress required for purposes of...more

IRS Construction Deadline Guidance Highlights Disparate Treatment of Renewable Energy Technologies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The IRS recently released guidance in the form of an IRS Notice implementing a rule change under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 concerning the construction deadline that renewable energy facilities must meet to...more

Legal Alert: IRS Clarifies "Binding Written Contract" Definition in Renewable Energy Tax Credit Begun Construction Guidance

On April 25, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service updated guidance issued on April 15, 2013, that explained how to satisfy the new “begun construction” requirement for the renewable energy section 45 production tax credit (PTC)...more

IRS Releases “Start Construction” Guidance for Renewable Energy Facilities

by Morgan Lewis on

Long-awaited guidance regarding eligibility for production or investment tax credits largely tracks guidance under the Section 1603 cash grant program....more

IRS Guidance on “Beginning of Construction” for ATRA 2012 Tax Credit Extensions

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The IRS has issued guidance (Notice 2013-29) on satisfying the new “beginning of construction” requirement for the renewable energy production tax credit under Code Section 45 (PTC) and energy investment tax credit under Code...more

IRS Issues Notice on "Beginning of Construction" Requirement for PTC and ITC Purposes

On April 15, 2013, the IRS released Notice 2013-29, which addresses the requirement that construction of a qualified facility must begin before January 1, 2014, in order to be eligible for the renewable electricity production...more

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