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Thirteen States Petition FERC to Review Rates in Wake of Federal Tax Reform

by Reed Smith on

In a joint letter dated January 9, 2018, state attorneys general and consumer advocates from 13 states (collectively, the State Advocates) urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) to address the rate...more

The PUCO initiates an investigation regarding the impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (the Commission) has initiated an investigation into the potential impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the act) on regulated Ohio public utilities and their customers (PUCO...more

Tax Extender Act of 2017 Proposes Changes for Renewable and Nuclear Power, Alternative Fuels and Other Energy Tax Provisions

The Tax Extender Act of 2017 (Extenders Bill) would, if enacted, extend and change tax credits for the renewable energy, alternative fuels and nuclear energy industries, and also would make other changes relevant to the...more

Energy Taxation: Impact Of The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

Congress has passed the tax reform bill, known as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act", and President Trump signed it into law on December 22, 2017. The Act contains wide-ranging changes to the tax law that affect many industries. ...more

House Bill Would Extend the ITC to Standalone Energy Storage Systems

by Stoel Rives LLP on

The investment tax credit (“ITC”) plays a major role in driving investment in the U.S. solar energy market. Earlier this month, two members of Congress introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to provide a...more

Tax Reform Bill’s Impact on Renewable Energy Projects

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the tax reform bill, “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2018” (H.R.1). The...more

Renewable Energy Update: Effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On December 19 and 20, 2017, both the House and the Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “Tax Reform Act”), which is expected to be signed by the President. The House of Representatives had passed...more

Congress Passes Major Tax Bill: What Does it Mean for the Energy Sector?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On Wednesday, December 20, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill represents the most comprehensive reform to the tax code in almost three decades and a legislative victory for both the Republican...more

BREAKING NEWS: Congress Sends Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to President Trump’s Desk for Signing

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been passed by both houses of Congress and is now set to be signed into law by President Trump. The vote was 224-201 in the House with all the Democrats joined by twelve Republicans voting...more

House Passes Tax Reform & the Impact of Tax Reform on the Renewable Energy Market

Yesterday, the House voted 227 to 303 in favor of the tax reform bill agreed to by the conference committee. No Democrats voted for the House bill, and 12 Republicans from high tax states voted against it. The Senate was...more

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

On December 15, 2017, the House-Senate Conference Committee released a revised version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Final Bill) that is expected to be passed by the House of Representatives and Senate this week and sent...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Ready for Vote: Potential Impact on the Renewable Energy Industry

by Stoel Rives LLP on

House and Senate Republicans released yesterday evening language of a comprehensive tax reform bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (H.R. 1), that is expected to be voted on next week and signed into law by President Trump by...more

House and Senate Tax Bills Target Renewable Energy Projects

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The U.S. Senate passed its version of a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax code on Dec. 2, 2017, and is now working with the House of Representatives to reconcile its bill with the House's version, passed in November. The goal of...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 1, Issue 38

by Clark Hill PLC on

One Shutdown Averted, Countdown Begins Again: With the government funded through December 22, House and Senate leadership are shifting their focus on how to structure a long-term spending deal that would include an increase...more

Senate and House Tax Bills Provide Support For Oil And Gas Industry

by Snell & Wilmer on

The tax reform bills that passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives may provide a windfall of potential tax benefits and breaks for some oil and gas infrastructure developers and operators. In addition to...more

American Indian Law and Policy: 10 Things You Need to Know - December 2017

Congress returned from the Thanksgiving holiday with an intense workload that must be completed by the end of the year. Tax reform remains a focus, and the Republican-controlled Congress is still committed to getting a final...more

Senate’s Tax Bill’s Impact on the Tax Equity Market: Five Differences from the House Bill

The US tax reform bill that the Senate passed on December 2, 2017—along partisan lines in a 51 to 49 vote—is a mixed bag for the tax equity market. The bill is now headed to the conference committee, consisting of House of...more

Tax Alert Regarding the Impact of the Senate Bill on the Energy Industry

Early Saturday morning the Senate passed its tax bill by a vote of 51 to 49. The bill as passed included a large number of last-minute important changes that were needed to secure the votes for passage, including some so...more

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

On November 9, 2017, the Senate Finance Committee released a Description of the Chairman’s Mark of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” and on November 14, 2017, the Senate Finance Committee released a Description of the Chairman’s...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 1, Issue 35

by Clark Hill PLC on

Ryan Hints at Short-Term Spending Bill: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday said Republicans might need a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown on December 9. Ryan said the House GOP's goal is to pass a...more

House and Senate Tax Reform Proposals Diverge on Energy Provisions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On November 2, House Republicans introduced H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Senate Republicans followed suit shortly thereafter, releasing their proposal on November 9. The House Ways & Means Committee concluded its markup...more

The Impact On U.S. Corporations If The House's "Tax Cuts And Jobs Act" Passes

We drafted a tax alert that addresses the impact of the much anticipated "Tax Cut and Jobs Act" (H.R. 1) on the taxation of U.S. Corporations. The complete text of the alert is available here. Below is a brief summary of H.R....more

The International Tax Impact Of The 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

We drafted a tax alert that addresses the impact of the much anticipated "Tax Cut and Jobs Act" (H.R. 1) on the international corporate tax landscape. ...more

Window on Washington - Vol. 1, Issue 34

by Clark Hill PLC on

Short-term Continuing Resolution Likely Needed to Fund Government Past December Deadline: Republicans are focused on tax reform through Thanksgiving, and when lawmakers return from the upcoming holiday recess, they will have...more

The Impact On Energy If The House's "Tax Cuts And Jobs Act" Passes

We drafted a tax alert that addresses the impact of the much anticipated "Tax Cut and Jobs Act" (H.R. 1) on the energy industry. The complete text of the alert is available here. Below is a brief summary of H.R. 1. ...more

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