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    Massachusetts Solar Developers Could Have Reason to Challenge Property Taxes

    17 Dec, 2014

    Recent findings from the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Court could provide solar developers statewide the opportunity to challenge their property tax payments. According to the Boston Business Journal,...

    More U.S. Cities Adopt Energy Benchmarks for Commercial Buildings

    20 Nov, 2014

    Energy benchmarking for large commercial buildings is fast becoming U.S. law. According to The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), ten cities — Austin, Texas; Boston; Cambridge, Mass.;...

    Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Extending Real Property Tax Abatement for Solar Power Installation

    15 Oct, 2014

    In an effort to establish New York as a national leader in the solar industry, Governor Cuomo has signed into law a bill that extends real property tax breaks for installing electricity-generating...

    Warning: Pollution Control Equipment Losing Tax Exempt Status in Texas

    7 Aug, 2014

    By Charles Oeler, Senior Managing Consultant, Houston & Jonathan Sanders, Senior Managing Consultant / Principal, Houston

    Solar Companies Sue Arizona Department of Revenue Over Solar Panel Property Tax Assessment

    1 Jul, 2014

    Two companies, SolarCity Corp. and Sunrun Inc., filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) over its decision last year to tax leased solar panels, which could cost...

    NYC, Calif. Lawmakers Pass Solar Panel Tax Deals

    23 Jun, 2014

    When lawmakers passed California's $108 billion general fund budget, they slipped in a property tax break for the solar industry. According to Manteca Bulletin, SB871, which extends a property tax...

    Colorado Legislature Passes 11 Business Tax-Credit Bills

    9 May, 2014

    The Colorado Legislature approved 11 bills in 2014 that would grant tax credits or incentives of various sorts to businesses, despite the Capitol avoiding any kind of "tax breaks" for many years. The...

    Montgomery County Changes Energy Benchmarking Bill

    21 Mar, 2014

    In January, Montgomery County Councilman Roger Berliner introduced a package of "green" bills aimed to drive the private sector to improve the energy efficiency of its real estate. However, because...

    Florida Bills Would Extend Renewable Energy Tax Exemptions to Commercial Properties

    10 Feb, 2014

    Last week, the Florida House and Senate filed bills that would extend property tax exemptions to commercial properties for renewable energy projects, such as solar panels. The bills would encourage...

    Tax Advantages for Florida Businesses:   Pollution Control Exemptions Ad Valorem Property Tax

    20 Jan, 2014

    By Manuel A. Ramos, Senior Managing Consultant / Principal, Fort Lauderdale