Bloomberg Tax: Bipartisan Breakthrough Gives “Orphans” New Life

My Bracewell colleague Vivian Ouyang and I penned an analysis piece in today’s Bloomberg/BNA Daily Tax Report:

Congress last month reached a sweeping two-year budget deal, breaking a months-long legislative logjam and providing a vehicle for a laundry list of non-controversial items that had been captive to the broader standoff over immigration. In addition to establishing higher spending caps for 2018 and 2019 and funding the government for six weeks while a long-term omnibus bill is written, the package included everything from a year-long debt ceiling increase to $89 billion in disaster aid. But it was the tax title that provided the most suspense, as the fate of the so called “orphaned” renewable technologies remained up in the air until the release of the legislative text. In the end, Congress passed, and the President signed into law, a multi-year extension and phase-out of the investment tax credit (ITC) for geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells, small wind, hybrid solar, and combined heat and power systems, while providing a one-year retroactive reprieve for more than 30 other lapsed “extender” provisions.

You can read the full piece here.

A version of this piece originally ran as part of the Bracewell Tax Report, a biweekly publication of brief, timely updates on recent developments in the tax world. To subscribe, click here.

Previous editions of the BTR:

Week of Febuary 26

Liam & Vivian topic: Prepaid Power Contracts

Week of February 12

Liam & Vivian topic: Bipartisan Budget Breakthrough Gives Orphans New Life

Week of January 31

Liam & Vivian topic: After Tax Bill Two-Step, Orphan Hopes Rest on Extenders

Week of January 15

Liam & Vivian topic: Renewable Energy & 100% Bonus Depreciation

Week of January 2

Liam & Vivian topic: TCJA Provisions Affecting the Renewable Energy and Power Industry

 

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Deciphering Trump Tweets on BBC

I once again joined BBC‘s Anthony Zurcher along with Susan Glasser of POLITICO and Charlie Spiering from Breitbart News to decipher President Trump’s tweets for our friends across the pond.

Link here via BBC World Service, or listen to the full segment below.

Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America reporter and his guests in Washington DC discuss the President Trump’s reactions to the Florida school shooting and calls for gun control, as well as the latest developments in the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 US election.

 

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