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Solar Projects? It's Time for Governmental and Tax-Exempt Entities to File for Applicable Tax Credits
Category: Municipal and Public Finance, Tax
As provided for in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (or IRA), entities not subject to taxation such as cities, counties, municipal utilities, school districts and 501(c)(3) organizations (or tax-exempt entities) can now take direct advantage of tax credits (including the investment tax credit (or…
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Arkansas Joins the Anti-Boycott Laws Wave – How will it Effect Public Finance?
Category: Legislative Updates, Municipal and Public Finance
Introduction Over the past few years there has been a growing national trend of states enacting laws prohibiting public entities in those states from entering into contracts with companies that boycott or discriminate against the energy, fossil fuel, firearms, and ammunition industry. Since the…
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Update Part 3: The Growing Trend of Anti-Boycott Laws and the Effect on Public Finance – Is Arkansas Next?
Category: Municipal and Public Finance
We recently posted a note regarding the filing of Senate Bill 41 which would require the divestment of State and local public funds from financial services providers that “discriminate without a reasonable business purpose against a business that provides services or products to the energy, fossil…
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Update Part 2: The Growing Trend of Anti-Boycott Laws and the Effect on Public Finance – Is Arkansas Next?
Category: Municipal and Public Finance
In previous blog posts we have noted the emerging trend of anti-boycott and anti-discrimination laws in multiple states and discussed potential effects on the public finance market, particularly in Arkansas. In our first post on the subject last year, we noted that “There are no pending…
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Solar Tax Benefits Now Directly Available to State and Local Governments and 501(c)(3) Organizations
Category: Legislative Updates, Municipal and Public Finance, Tax
This blog post was originally published on September 16th, 2022 and then updated on April 28th, 2023. On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (or IRA), which provides significant tax and other incentives for qualifying renewable energy facilities including solar…
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