Key Energy Tax Provisions Included in ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation

By on January 3, 2013

by Gale Chan, Madeline Chiampou, Martha Pugh, Philip Tingle and Brian Levy

On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to address the tax rate hikes and expiring tax incentives to avert the “fiscal cliff.”  President Obama signed the legislation into law on January 2, 2013.  The legislation included important provisions to businesses, including extending the production tax credit for wind energy facilities through 2013 and requiring that a qualified facility begin construction (rather than be placed in service) before January 1, 2014, to claim the credit.

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