Wind Energy Incentives Blow for Another Year

January 3, 2013 14:22 by Bill Conway in Accounting & Tax, Energy  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
The extension of the production tax credits for wind energy will give clarity to the industry, but a long-term solution needs to be adopted to provide long-term stability for the manufacturers, developers, and users of wind power. The stage is now set for the industry and the politicians to develop a viable solution. [More]

Dividend Battle May Force Consensus - Utilities benefit from current low rate

August 20, 2012 15:30 by Bill Conway in Accounting & Tax, Regulation  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
The outcome of the battle over tax reform and the resolution of the expiring tax cuts could impact how investor owned utilities secure future financing.  The timing of this potential change is not ideal, as utilities are incurring higher cost to develop and build infrastructure, in addition to complying with environmental and regulatory mandates.  As referenced in the article, utility stocks are historically known for above average dividend yields, creating a more efficient debt and equity or balanced capital structure for public utilities.  However, raising the capital gains tax rate on dividend paying stocks could reduce investor appeal, thus reducing a utilities ability to issue new shares and increasing the reliance on debt to fund future projects and expansion opportunities.   To learn more, click here.  

Co-ops Alerted to IRS Form Change

July 23, 2012 11:10 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Steven Johnson | Electric Co-op Today, April 10, 2012 Electric cooperatives are being advised to consult their tax professions on the changes to Form 990.  Read more...

Wind Energy Headed for a Fall Regardless of Tax Policy

July 23, 2012 10:57 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax, Renewables  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Bill Opalka, energybiz.com | March 29, 2012 Senate Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure  “Even with an extension of a tax credit for wind development, installations will fall precipitously in 2013, a renewable energy investment expert told a Senate committee. And if the production tax credit (PTC) is allowed to expire at the end of 2012, wind development will practically disappear next year," said Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a market research firm.  Read more

Wind Power Faces Taxing Headwind

July 19, 2012 08:40 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax, Renewables  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Renewal of the tax credits for wind is caught in the political crossfire and the future will likely not be known until after the November presidential election and has some contemplating layoffs.  Read More:

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