On August 10, 2023, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final regulations (the “Final Regulations”) providing additional guidance to taxpayers on the “Low-Income Communities Bonus” (“LICB”) available under section 48(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
On February 13, 2023, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”), along with the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) and the Department of Energy (the “DOE”), issued Notice 2023-18 (the “Notice”), establishing a program under section 48C(e)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), to allocate $10 billion of tax credits for qualifying investments in eligible advanced energy projects (the “Advanced Energy Project Credit”).
On July 27, 2022, only a few hours after the Senate approved a bipartisan semiconductor and technology package, Senator Manchin made a stunning and well-timed reversal of his prior position and confirmed his support for various climate and energy programs. Senate Democrats (led by Senators Manchin and Schumer) quickly made legislative text available and submitted it to the Senate Parliamentarian for review.
Much has been said about the need for countries and companies to build a low-carbon global economy.
On February 15, 2022, the Biden administration announced a slew of low carbon emissions initiatives for the industrial sector in support of the administration’s goal to achieve a net-zero economy.
As widely reported by the press, it appears that the Build Back Better Act is at an impasse following Senator Joe Manchin’s statements that he would not vote for the bill. Our prior coverage can be found here.
Early on December 11, 2021, the Senate Finance Committee released its version of the Build Back Better Act (the “Act”). While the Senate Finance Committee version of the Act largely replicates the clean energy proposals included in the version of the Act the House passed on November 19, 2021, it does include a few substantive revisions along with clean-up changes to the legislative text.
Early on November 19, 2021, the House passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act (the “Act”) along partisan lines. Passage came after the Congressional Budget Office released projections on the overall net cost of the package.