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

May 10th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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Are You Applying Finance Charges? Should You Be?

April 28th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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Urging for a Standalone Solar Bill in Massachusetts

March 30th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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Proposing a Climate Change Coexistence with Capitalism

February 23rd, 2016 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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Energy Incentives Extended and Revived

January 25th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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Raising Net Metering Caps

November 30th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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What You Need to Know about the Residential Energy Credit

October 29th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

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 […]

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Justin Horr Rolls Up Sleeves & Digs In to Become World’s Toughest Mudder 2015

October 28th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Justin Horr, a Staff Accountant here at Rodman & Rodman, CPAs will compete in the World’s Toughest Mudder® competition November 14-15, 2015 in Nevada! Justin will be competing for the Worlds Toughest Mudder title and First Place Men’s Prize of $10,000, as well as raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. In this extreme competition, […]

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Receiving Payments in QuickBooks

June 28th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

It’s probably one of your favorite QuickBooks activities. Be sure you understand the mechanics of recording payments. There are numerous ways to prioritize your workday. Do the most difficult things first. Get important phone calls out of the way. Respond to customer emails. But it’s likely that one activity takes precedence when you see that […]

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Payroll and Tax Requirements for Employing Domestic Workers

June 25th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

The IRS defines a household employer as someone who pays an individual to perform duties in or around his or her home. Employees falling within this category include nannies, senior caregivers, private nurses and housekeepers, to name a few. If the household employee is paid more than the $1,900 threshold for 2015, the homeowners are […]

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