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The Latest Developments

Will Your Biomass Project Qualify for a Production or Investment Tax Credit?

As of May 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2016-31, which clarified and expanded safe harbor for biomass to begin construction by December 31, 2016. In order to satisfy the IRS, a biomass project must meet the Continuity Safe Harbor requirement, so as to qualify for the Production Tax Credit (PTC) or Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for Biomass Project....

September 7, 2016 by The Rodman Team

How Charitable Contributions Can Affect Your Income Taxes

If you regularly file a Schedule A, you know that most of the deductions you record there benefit you and your family as well as lowering your tax bill. Home mortgage interest means you have a place to live. Medical and dental expenses? You have health care. The real estate taxes you pay come back to you in terms of local resources....

September 7, 2016 by The Rodman Team

The Renewable Energy and Clean Tech Platform - Part Two

In the second of our two-part series, we're discussing how this year’s candidates line up on renewable and clean sources of energy....

August 10, 2016 by The Rodman Team

A Sustainable Financial Roadmap for Developers

As domain experts in alternative energy, our “Green Team” works with renewable energy producers and businesses throughout the U.S. providing tax advisory, financial, accounting services, and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) studies....

August 10, 2016 by The Rodman Team

The Renewable Energy and Clean Tech Platform – Part One

Every four years when America goes to the polls to elect a new President, taxpayers are anxious on what the candidates’ policies will be and how they will impact themselves and their businesses. Under the Obama administration, an atmosphere of pro-renewable and clean sources of energy allowed for legislation to promote and grow the clean...

May 31, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Cap Lifted, Rate Dropped. MA Solar Industry Back on Track.

In April, Governor Baker signed into law a crucial solar net metering bill. Although the bill is basically a short-term fix, we were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief after five long months of negotiation between the House and Senate as they struggled to come up with this compromise bill. The new law...

May 10, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Are You Applying Finance Charges? Should You Be?

Assessing finance charges is a complicated process. But if you have a lot of late payments coming in, you may want to consider it. There are many reasons why your customers send in payments past their due dates. Maybe they missed or misplaced your invoice, or they’re disputing the charges. They might not be very...

April 28, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Urging for a Standalone Solar Bill in Massachusetts

The recent extension to the solar investment tax credit (ITC) was welcome news with its promise of a stable investment environment and continued job growth (potentially thousands of jobs) in the green sector. To recap, the legislation extended the temporary 30 percent energy ITC for solar property from its current 2016 expiration through 2019. The...

March 30, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Proposing a Climate Change Coexistence with Capitalism

The U.S. has a leadership role in the world and with that, a responsibility to not only recognize, but address climate change. Our presidential candidates are proud to consider the U.S. the greatest nation on earth. But, if we are to command the respect of the rest of the world’s leaders, then we need to move...

February 23, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Energy Incentives Extended and Revived

In a major boost to the green energy sector, recently enacted tax legislation extends and/or re-enacts major tax breaks for energy companies. This is welcome news, especially for solar and wind companies, developers and investors. Although somewhat surprising that legislation was enacted now, especially extending the solar investment tax credit (ITC), it appears that Congress...

January 25, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Raising Net Metering Caps

In Massachusetts, electricity customers from the major utilities (National Grid, NStar, WMECO and Unitil) are allowed to use energy they produce on-site to offset their energy costs drawn from that utility, in what is known as net metering. A customer’s energy generating facility, such as a rooftop solar system, that is smaller than 60 kilowatts...

November 30, 2015 by The Rodman Team

What You Need to Know about the Residential Energy Credit

Planning to install solar electric equipment on or in your home? Timing is everything for taxpayers looking to take advantage of the Residential Energy Efficient Property (REEP) Credit. For years prior to 2017, an individual taxpayer is eligible for an energy tax credit in an amount equal to 30 percent of “qualified solar electric property...

October 29, 2015 by The Rodman Team